The Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) is one of biggest astronomy events on planet Earth and I’ve never been to it – until now! This years forum is next weekend, April 8&9 (see http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.html for details).
NEAF should be a great experience for anyone interested in astronomy and/or space travel, but I’m particularly excited because I’ll finally get to meet a bunch of people I’ve known only online or by phone for many years. This includes vendors from whom I have made purchases, customers who have bought my products, and fellow astro-photographers (with some overlap between all these categories). There will be more than 115 vendors this year and I’ve made a list of 28 that are “top priority” to visit. Aside from a few meetings with customers and clients I will just be an attendee this year, but part of the reason for going is to investigate the possibility of being a vendor at NEAF 2018.
I’m also going to be visiting relatives in the northeast before and after NEAF, so I will be away for a while, but promise to give you a thorough trip report as soon as possible.