The Rockland Astronomy Club (RAC) has announced they are rescheduling the NEAF event and the NEAIC imaging conference to a date to be determined later this year. Instead they will be hosting “NEAF: The Virtual Experience” on April 4. They have also announced the new dates for the in person event for later this year.
NEAF: The Virtual Experience April 4
NEAF The Virtual Experience will be held one day only on April 4th from 10am – 8pm EST (7am – 5pm PST). Attendees to this historic virtual online event will experience product demonstrations, door prizes, and amazing speakers that have made the Northeast Astronomy Forum legendary.
Additionally, the Rockland Astronomy Club will reschedule NEAF at Rockland Community College later this year and NEAIC at the Crowne Plaza in conjunction with NEAF.
As the premier astronomy products show in the US, the team here at Astronomy Technology Today feels that it is especially important to support the event this year. We will be supporting the event by alerting our readers with updates and more information on one day virtual event. We hope everyone in the amateur astronomy community will take the time to support the event by participating in the virtual experience.
NEAF Event Rescheduled for September 12th & 13th
NEAF has been rescheduled to be held on September 12th & 13th, 2020 at the long time host location – Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY. NEAF will be held in the same format as previous shows with no changes.
NEAIC, which is devoted to all aspects of astronomical imaging,will be held on Sept 14th & 15th at the Crowne Plaza. Note: for this reschedule event only, NEAIC will follow NEAF as opposed to preceding it. This is due to scheduling difficulties with the hotel where NEAIC is held. The event will still be for two-days and will host leaders and acknowledged experts in extra solar planets, variable star, minor planets, asteroids, comets, and supernova research with the intention of fostering pro-am collaborations.
All booth reservations (and patron tickets) will be honored for the September 12 & 13 2020 NEAF and September 14 & 15 NEAIC. If you are unable to attend the Sept shows, your reservations (and tickets) will be honored for the April 2021 NEAF & NEAIC (date TBA).
Listed here are companies that are scheduled to participate in this years events.
Applied Surface Technologies
Astro Hutech / Borg
Astronomers without Borders
Astronomical Society of Harrisburg
Astronomy Now Magazine
Astronomy Technology Today
Astronomy To Go
Matrix Machine Tool
Meet Star Gazers
Moonlite Telescope Accessories
Ramapo Challenger Center
Rockland Astronomy Club, Inc.
Shrouds by Heather
Sightron Japan In
Sky & Telescope Magazine
Springfield Telescope Makers
Starlight Instruments, LLC
Starlight Xpress Ltd.
STC Optical Filter
Summer Star Party
Telescope Support Systems
Tele Vue Optics
United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey
Unitron Italia Instruments
University Dark Sky Astronomy Consortium
USS Abraham Lincoln
Westchester Amateur Astronomers
Woodland Hills Telescopes
ZWO Co Ltd