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pbealo
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Are we doing NEAF again this year???
      #5595664 - 12/30/12 08:07 AM

I thought last year was lots of fun. Are we doing it again this year???

Peter B.


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gelkin
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: pbealo]
      #5595790 - 12/30/12 10:03 AM Attachment (25 downloads)

We should. Great classic time. Recall here.

Edited by gelkin (12/30/12 03:05 PM)


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: gelkin]
      #5596018 - 12/30/12 12:04 PM

Really?! So you're going to torture me with your pristine Dynascope! They didn't look that good when they were new!
Happy New Year Gerald,
Rob


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: rguasto]
      #5596095 - 12/30/12 12:43 PM

I wish you'd do that at PATS out here as well! I'll bring one or two of mine, if you do!

-Tim.


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pbealo
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: tim53]
      #5596126 - 12/30/12 12:59 PM

Tim,

You could become the "Preston of the west" if YOU organized a PATS presence! Just share the pics when its over please.
Peter B.


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: pbealo]
      #5596352 - 12/30/12 03:21 PM

I'll consider that. However, in all previous pats years, I've had work commitments around that time. I'll try to verify well in advance this year.

Tim


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pbealo
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: tim53]
      #5596375 - 12/30/12 03:29 PM

Tim,

Maybe if Dan S., The Caveman and some of the other left coast crowd helped?!?!

Just a thought.
Peter B.


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: pbealo]
      #5598587 - 12/31/12 07:08 PM

I thought last year was awesome.

I'm ready to do it again and have a few different classics I could bring this year.


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Preston Smith
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: PiSigma]
      #5598880 - 12/31/12 11:00 PM

What's NEAF?



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Masvingo
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5599142 - 01/01/13 05:58 AM



Remember please, lots of for those of us far away!


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5600253 - 01/01/13 08:09 PM

I would consider it now that I'm retired. Never could get away at that time before, tho I've read about it for years in S&T. Sounds like fun? There's a classics section there?

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Preston Smith
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5600279 - 01/01/13 08:28 PM

Quote:

I would consider it now that I'm retired. Never could get away at that time before, tho I've read about it for years in S&T. Sounds like fun? There's a classics section there?




Hi Terra,

It would be GREAT to have you there. Here's the link to last years event:

Classic Scope Display at NEAF 2012


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5600574 - 01/02/13 12:06 AM

Thank you Preston, I am going to seriously consider it. That would be a nice time to take a little trip. I think it would be a lot of fun.

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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #5600580 - 01/02/13 12:21 AM

Preston; nice scope gallery,any news on the 5 inch refractor project?

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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: pbealo]
      #5600626 - 01/02/13 01:11 AM

I'm intending on making it this year. Every year I say I'm going and then work gets in the way. This year I've got it on the calendar at work. I grew up 10 miles away and I'm going to do a little visit with the parents at the same time. I could bring one of my Criterions along if they were needed.

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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: droid]
      #5601887 - 01/02/13 08:23 PM

What are the dates for NEAF???

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gelkin
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: droid]
      #5601921 - 01/02/13 08:38 PM

Quote:

What are the dates for NEAF???



April 20 and 21. Check it out here.


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droid
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: gelkin]
      #5604104 - 01/04/13 05:25 AM

Thank you Gelkin

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Napersky
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: droid]
      #5604639 - 01/04/13 11:56 AM

I have the time scheduled off. But if I go to NEAF no way will I go again to NEAIC,... "TOO MUCH!"

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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Napersky]
      #5610225 - 01/07/13 01:14 PM

It's official, I am going

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Preston Smith
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5610426 - 01/07/13 03:21 PM

Quote:

It's official, I am going






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dgreyson
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5610809 - 01/07/13 07:51 PM

Cant make it, I'm too slow to walk there before it's over.

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Da Bear
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: dgreyson]
      #5611072 - 01/07/13 10:40 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

I may be out to visit my daughter in Ridgewood NJ that week. If so I would be at NEAF at least one day and I could bring a late 50's Towa refractor. Sorry, my 3 Caves wouldn't fit in a carry-on case.

Sometimes my scopes take over the living room until my wife finally tells me to put my stuff away. The Towa is on the far right.

Da (Left Coast) Bear

Edited by Da Bear (01/07/13 10:50 PM)


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Da Bear]
      #5775198 - 04/03/13 10:35 AM

With much regret I won't be going to NEAF later this month. My daughter has talked me into taking her to the Bob Dylan concert that weekend and we got tickets in the 4th row back from the stage. Just about the same position where we saw Joan Baez a few years back. We won't have people like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Neil Young forever so we have to take advantage of the opportunity to see them when it comes up. I am sure we here in the Classics group can appreciate that. So I will be seeing another Classic this year instead.

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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5775289 - 04/03/13 11:13 AM

I do not have that problem with my wife. I divorced her 12 years ago for that very same reason

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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5775296 - 04/03/13 11:14 AM

will Dylan still be able to sing

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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: starman876]
      #5775362 - 04/03/13 11:38 AM

Quote:

will Dylan still be able to sing




Was he ever?

Dude could sure write, though!

-Tim.


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pbealo
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: tim53]
      #5775379 - 04/03/13 11:46 AM

I remember seeing "The Rolling Thunder Review" in 1975 or 76: Dylan, Baez, Joni Mitchell and Roger McGuinn. Each did solo sets then some group sets. the highlight was Dylan and Biaz accompanied by just their guitars coming out and doing a bunch of their old protest songs.

So no, you can't miss that show!

Peter B.


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Da Bear
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: pbealo]
      #5775512 - 04/03/13 12:57 PM

I just purchased my NEAF passes, so I'll be attending my first NEAF, in few weeks.. Any suggestions on how to "work" the show? How is the food, or sholuld I just pack a lunch?

I could bring one refractor for a Classics display..who the organizer this year?

Da (Left Coast) Bear


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: pbealo]
      #5775525 - 04/03/13 01:07 PM

I feel the same way Peter. Dylan was and is a legend who has had tremendous influence on my generation (or at least the subculture there of, of which I have always been happily a part). Loved the Rolling Thunder Review, also Dylan touring with the Band; and where would the Byrds have been without Dylan. All I can say is I brought my girl up right. The last Dylan concert we went to was outdoors in a stadium and we were way off near center field. This time we will be only a few feet away!



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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5775627 - 04/03/13 01:48 PM

Quote:

I feel the same way Peter. Dylan was and is a legend who has had tremendous influence on my generation (or at least the subculture there of, of which I have always been happily a part). Loved the Rolling Thunder Review, also Dylan touring with the Band; and where would the Byrds have been without Dylan. All I can say is I brought my girl up right. The last Dylan concert we went to was outdoors in a stadium and we were way off near center field. This time we will be only a few feet away!






My son works as a software designer for Google and his job involves getting the customer (user) to have a good experience with their software. When he buys tickets to concerts, it is always 1st -4th row. He has told me "You can buy cars, TV's, and all the toys you want, but where you need to spend your money is on great experiences. They stay with you all your life."

He's a good kid.

He bought my wife and I front row seats to Fleetwood mac in pittsburgh, as a Christmas gift. Weekend AFTER neaf.


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pbealo
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: turk123]
      #5775670 - 04/03/13 02:03 PM

Good question on organizer. I assumed Preston but haven't heard anything from him recently, even after emailing him specifically about NEAF. I'll check with NEAF to see if we're even registered! I know the ATS is registered.

NEAF is a fairly small show. It doesn't even fill the gym (double sized or more) they use. You can get through the entire show in a couple hours if you dilly-dally and chat like I do.

Food was metz-a-metz last year. Overpriced sandwiches, burgers and dogs. That said, I don't want to deal with making sandwiches in a hotel, nor in leaving for lunch. So I just grumble.

Peter B.


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Da Bear]
      #5776010 - 04/03/13 05:16 PM

1. Look at the vendor list, make a your own copy, highlight the ones that are "must visit"

2. Dont ignore any vendor or booth: many pleasant surpises.

3. Solar Star Party (some classic scopes possible)

4. Sign up for door prizes

5. Any talks look interesting?

Food: eat a big breakfast, and get ready for a big dinner. Hit the Airmont Diner for both. For a country rube like me, it was like walking into a Goodfellas movie.

Quote:

I just purchased my NEAF passes, so I'll be attending my first NEAF, in few weeks.. Any suggestions on how to "work" the show? How is the food, or sholuld I just pack a lunch?

Da (Left Coast) Bear




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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: The Ardent]
      #5776017 - 04/03/13 05:22 PM

Hey there NEAF fans! I will be there too for sure this year!!!!!!! DA BEAR, can't wait to meet you. Dang too bad we can't drag Clint and Dan out on this side too!!!

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turk123
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: pbealo]
      #5776031 - 04/03/13 05:35 PM

Quote:

Good question on organizer. I assumed Preston but haven't heard anything from him recently, even after emailing him specifically about NEAF. I'll check with NEAF to see if we're even registered! I know the ATS is registered.

NEAF is a fairly small show. It doesn't even fill the gym (double sized or more) they use. You can get through the entire show in a couple hours if you dilly-dally and chat like I do.

Food was metz-a-metz last year. Overpriced sandwiches, burgers and dogs. That said, I don't want to deal with making sandwiches in a hotel, nor in leaving for lunch. So I just grumble.

Peter B.



Ok, rule #1: don't eat anything on the show floor. Follow the passageway to the student deli. Inexpensive, grill, sandwiches, fresh coffee, salads, deserts and lots more. Also a place to sit.

Rule #2: (do not read any further if your squeamish about telling your wife) the ATM upstairs is capable of cleaning out your bank account! I ran short on cash and retrieved $660.00 to finish a scope payment with William optics. No telling how much it is willing to give you provided its in your account.

Rule#3: Sunday afternoon is worth staying around for. But see rule #2 on what can happen.

Preston has not organized the classic telescope booth this year. Lets make it a point to start early next year to do this.


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pbealo
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: turk123]
      #5776146 - 04/03/13 06:32 PM

So do we have a space???

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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: pbealo]
      #5776168 - 04/03/13 06:49 PM

Quote:

So do we have a space???




In a word " No".


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: turk123]
      #5776482 - 04/03/13 09:07 PM

Judging from reaction and reception to last years "Classics" booth I thought it was a shoo-in to become a regular and popular feature of NEAF.

But the times they are a changjn.


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: herrointment]
      #5776509 - 04/03/13 09:19 PM

Going to Arizona instead.

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Da Bear
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Napersky]
      #5776588 - 04/03/13 10:00 PM

Thanks for the great advice, Len, Terra, Preston, Ray. Peter B. et. al....I can't wait to meet and greet you all. I'll give Clint a call, see If he can be pried loose for a day, ya never know...

I'll be going both days,Saturday to scout around, and meet and greet. Sunday, I'm bringin' Mrs. Bear who firmly holds the keys to Da Bear's "honey's money" astro account. That way I can bring back some "approved" NEAF treasure. Are there "swap and sell tables" set up for private sales?

Da (Left Coast) Bear

Edited by Da Bear (04/03/13 10:03 PM)


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pbealo
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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: Da Bear]
      #5779114 - 04/05/13 08:31 AM

OK gang, it seems we're sitting this one out. Hopefully we can exhibit again next year!

But that doesn't mean the Classic Telescope group won't be well represented at NEAF!! I will be hanging out at the Antique Telescope Society booth and at the Astronomy Shoppe booth. Stop by and say hi!! How about those of us at the show planning to get together for dinner Saturday evening?!?!

Peter B.


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5779929 - 04/05/13 03:36 PM

Quote:

With much regret I won't be going to NEAF later this month. My daughter has talked me into taking her to the Bob Dylan concert that weekend and we got tickets in the 4th row back from the stage. Just about the same position where we saw Joan Baez a few years back. We won't have people like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Neil Young forever so we have to take advantage of the opportunity to see them when it comes up. I am sure we here in the Classics group can appreciate that. So I will be seeing another Classic this year instead.




Don't forget yer earplugs!


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Re: Are we doing NEAF again this year??? new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5779983 - 04/05/13 03:59 PM

nothing wrong with listening and viewing a classic. thats what we are all about. Either looking through one, at one or viewing that classic in the mirror.

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