I will be attending my 5th NEAF (Northeast Astronomy Forum) the world's greatest and largest astronomy and space exposition this weekend in Suffern, New York. To say I am excited is an understatement! I still remember the first time I attended NEAF. I felt like a kid in an astro toy store and totally "geeked" out!
NEAF is hosted and organized by the Rockland Astronomy Club founded in 1958. RAC is one of the East Coast's premiere astronomy clubs and non-profit space, science, and astronomy education organizations. The Club hosts outstanding events, lectures, workshops, star parties, planetarium shows, children's programs, and much more.
The Northeast Astronomy Forum was started in 1991. Every April, for two jam packed days, nearly 4,000 enthusiasts will descend onto the gear buyer's paradise with nearly 90,000 square feet of astronomy equipment and accessories to explore, plus amazing world class speakers, workshops, Pro/Am classes, daily solar viewing and much more. Approximately 120 vendors and exhibitors set up yearly at this exposition.
I have met so many legendary amateur astronomy and astro imagers whom I only read about such as Al Nager "Uncle Al" of Televue Optics, Robert Gendler (astroimager), Jerry Lodriguss (astroimager), Wally Pacholka (astroimager), Jason Ware (astroimager), Christopher Go (astroimager) and many more!
If you are into space, space travel, astronomy, astrophotography and science -- NEAF is one for your "bucket list"!