It’s time to start making plans for NEAF/NEAIC 2023! The two events will again be held at Suffern, New York just a short 30-minute drive from New York City.
The Northeast Astro-imaging Conference (NEAIC) will kick off NEAF/NEAIC 2023 with two days of seminars and displays of interest to those just getting started in astroimaging, as well as to the seasoned professional. Classes and workshops are tailored to cover all aspects of astronomical imaging and is organized on three tracks: expert, intermediate and beginner. There also are optional night-time workshops to provide hands-on learning.
The event features leaders and acknowledged experts who will share their expertise in extra solar planets, variable stars, minor planets, asteroids, comets, supernova research and more. Speakers include Alan Friedman, T.J. Connolly, Steve Mazlin, Jerry Hubbell, John O’Neil, Rachel Freed, John Hayes, Alex McConahay, Robert Reeves, Ron Brecher, Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn and others.
Representatives of major imaging-product manufacturers will be on hand to show off the latest equipment and to share their expertise in person. Registered attendees receive entrance to all NEAIC daytime activities, continental breakfast and lunch both days and a two-day pass to NEAF 2023.
The event will be held on April 13 and 14, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Suffern. Registration and other information about the event can be found here.
NEAF/NEAIC 2023 also offers the mecca of amateur astronomy, as the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) provides an opportunity for thousands of people to visit with over 120 vendors who will be on hand to share their products, advice and personal assistance on April 15 – 16, 2023. The two-day event will also include seminars, workshops, kid’s events, beginner sessions, door prizes, raffles and much, much more.
The kid in all of us will enjoy the NEAF kids programming which provides an opportunity for kids to participate in a number of STEM learning activities. There will also be STEM education workshops for teachers and educators.
All day solar viewing will allow attendees to safely see sunspots, solar flares and prominences through specialized solar telescopes. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the Sun and equipment with the NEAF solar team featuring the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project.
Those new to amateur astronomy will have the chance to learn all about telescopes and how to select the type of telescope best for them. There will be Astronomy 101 classes to learn the basics of astronomy and star-gazing.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to watch and have hands on experience with telescope mirror making in activities hosted by the Springfield Telescope Makers who will also be available to discuss the latest news and information regarding STELLAFANE and their upcoming convention.
Special rates for NEAF attendees and exhibitors are available at the Crowne Plaza, (NEAIC location and closest to NEAF), Suffern, NY, 845-357-4800; the Sheraton Crossroads, Mahwah, NJ, 201-529-0887; and the Courtyard Marriott, Mahwah, NJ, 201-529-5200.
For those who purchased booth space or admission tickets to either the 2020, 2021 or 2022 show, those purchases will be honored at the 2023 show. Ticket receipts are not required at the box office as they will be confirmed electronically.
You can learn more about NEAF/NEAIC 2023 here.
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