Professional Photographers of America member since 2004
If you have never experienced NEAF (Northeast Astronomy Forum and Telescope Show) -- do so! This year's 23rd annual forum was my first and let me tell you that it was a wonderful experience!
NEAF is the world's premiere space and astronomy expo and the largest astronomy gathering of its kind. Here are just a few highlights:
90,000 Sq.ft. of Telescopes & Astronomy gear
100+ vendors from all over the Globe
Daily Solar Observing, Beginner's classes, Kid's corner, Planetarium shows, books and toys.
Fabulous raffle, hourly door prizes and more...
There are also workshops and world-class speakers! This year, April 12-13, one of the featured speakers was Neil deGrasse Tyson, Host of Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey!!!
NEAF is presented by RAC (Rockland Astronomy Club) and held at the Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY.
My first NEAF was a mind-blowing and overwhelming experience. I got to meet some optical and astroimaging pioneers, publishers and vendors from all over the world. The astronomical gear was simply awesome to see, touch and learn about.
I highly recommend NEAF to all you amateur astronomers and astrophotographers!