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#1 Bob Moore

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 11:04 PM

I have been asked to post this on behalf of the Rockland astronomy club this is an official notification

 

NEAF

THE VIRTUAL

EXPERIENCE

COMING APRIL 4th 2020

A One Day Special Event

featuring product demonstrations, fantastic vendor discounts, door prizes, and amazing speakers that have made the Northeast Astronomy Forum legendary.

Live stream begins April 4th,
10am - 8pm EDT (7am - 5pm PDT).

 

Featuring:

THOMAS ZURBUCHEN- NASA Associate Administrator

ALEX YOUNG-

NASA Associate Director for Science Heliophysics Division

 

SAMUEL D HALE-

Exec Director of the Mt. Wilson Observatory and grandson of George Ellery Hale

DIANNA COLMAN-

Chair of the Yerkes Foundation to save Yerkes

 

JANNI RADEBAUGE-

Dragonfly: Aircraft explorer for Saturns Moon Titan

 

Click Here to Join the Event https://www.neafexpo.com/

The Virtual Experence is free to all.

Click Here for Updates

Ed Siemenn
NEAF Producer                 Rockland Astronomy Club Inc.                 201.925.7469
RAC Executive Director      225 Rt. 59 Suffern, NY 10901


Edited by Bob Moore, 02 April 2020 - 12:27 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 05:50 AM

Great job on Virtual NEAF yesterday. I found it entertaining, informative, and quite amusing at times. You all pulled off a great feat on such short notice. 


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 06:38 AM

Great job on Virtual NEAF yesterday. I found it entertaining, informative, and quite amusing at times. You all pulled off a great feat on such short notice. 

Fully agree with this. Not only was great, but it was a welcome respite in these times of uncertainty and stress.  Thank you !


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#4 jwheel

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 08:49 AM

I enjoyed it too!



#5 The Planetman

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 10:20 AM

Excellent job! 
My son and I spent all afternoon watching it together. 
As Sean said, it was amusing at times....especially some of the "commercials"



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Posted 05 April 2020 - 12:03 PM

Overall very well done. I had it on most of the day. My son particularly enjoyed the 'Dragonfly' mission to Titan presentation.

 

And, just like the real NEAF, I didn't win any door prizes. So kudos to the organizers for that added bit of realism .. I think ..


Edited by ismosi, 05 April 2020 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 12:17 PM

Any interesting vendor announcements? Saw the new SX filter wheels which look awesome

#8 gmacln

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 12:20 PM

Well done!



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Posted 05 April 2020 - 09:16 PM

Has it been recorded somewhere? Like a YouTube video?



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 07:58 AM

There are two "halves", before and after the glitch.  Both are on the NEAF Talks channel of YouTube.

[ https://www.youtube....nMqta3Goq8u_2Pg ]



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 09:36 AM

I thought it was very professionally done! Nice job.

 

And as a side benefit, now I think I could put a truss dob together in my sleep - and collimate it all by myself (with the little tool of course).



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:16 PM

Definitely a great job by the organizers for getting this up and running. Being a NYer I really enjoyed the ccts spokes person! The talks were good although I wish some would have gone into more depth. I know you have to pay for all of this but I thought there were a few too many commercials and the deals could have been better. I count myself lucky that NEAF is so close and I can’t wait until September!


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