90,000 SF OF SHOWROOM FLOOR PLUS WORLD CLASS SPEAKERS, 2 THEATERS, PRO/AM WORKSHOPS, PLANETARIUM SHOWS, SOLAR VIEWING, BEGINNERS CLASSES, HUGE RAFFLE, AMAZING DOOR PRIZES, KIDS ACTIVITIES AND MUCH MORE
There is so much to see & do at NEAF!
The world's largest shopping opportunity for astronomy equipment. Over 120 vendors and manufacturers from around the world. Every major telescope and equipment manufacturer is represented at NEAF.
90,000SF SHOWROOM FLOOR
World class talks featuring the most prominent personalities in space and astronomy. Each year NEAF searches the globe for the people making science history today.
The Northeast Pro/Am Conference (NPAC) takes place right at NEAF.
NPAC brings together professionals and advanced amateurs in real research
Two Domes. Planetarium shows run all weekend long. Programs for both adults and children.
ALL-DAY SOLAR VIEWING
Safely see sunspots, solar flares and prominences through incredible
Discuss the Sun and equipment with our amazing solar team featuring the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project.
The most amazing raffle you have seen!
Tons of prizes worth thousands of dollars. Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets at the club booth. Raffle is drawn on Sunday at 6pm.
You do not need to be present to win raffle.
Fantastic door prizes are drawn hourly. Door prizes must be claimed on the day of the drawing.
Get up-to-date on all the latest NASA news, missions, and events. Meet our NASA guest speakers. Purchase fabulous photographs of all the latest KSC launches.
WPKN broadcasts live from NEAF. See your favorite speakers interviewed live. Meet radio host Andy Poniros.
Have something to say?
Submit your paper to NEAF@rocklandastronomy.com for consideration. Selected papers will be granted a 45min presentation opportunity on our Galaxy Lecture Stage.
Learn all about telescopes and how to select the one which is right for you. Also visit our Astronomy 101 classes to learn the basics of astronomy and star-gazing. Telescope Classes are conducted each morning at 10:30 in the Fieldhouse Galaxy Theater. See our workshop schedule for our Astronomy 101 class times.
Watch and try your hand at mirror making featuring the renowned Springfield Telescope Makers. Get the latest news and information regarding STELLAFANE and the upcoming convention.
MIRROR MAKING DEMONSTRATIONS
STEM learning activities for children plus visit our STEM education workshops for teachers and educators.
STEM PROGRAM FOR KIDS & EDUCATORS
Visit the Lowell Observatory booth and talk with astronomers about the latest research and programs taking place at the observatory.
VISIT OUR ON-SITE CAFE'
Take a break and enjoy lunch at one of our two food services areas. For a quick snack, enjoy our snack bar located in the Fieldhouse, or sit down and enjoy a great meal at our Astro Cafe' located by the main theater lobby.
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