The ambitious program includes numerous seminars, solar viewing through shielded telescopes, and 120 exhibitors and vendors enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with the general public, including children.
For me, the astronomy forum centered around two days of riveting lectures that included ‘Einstein was Right! Completing the 1919 Relativity Experiment at the 2017 Solar Eclipse,’ ‘The History of the Universe from the beginning to the end: Where did we come from, where can we go?’ and ‘Preventing an Asteroid Extinction.’
You’ll know Arcturus by remembering to “arc to Arcturus” – simply follow the curve of the Dipper’s handle until you arrive at a big, orange star, the second brightest star in northern skies, second only to Sirius the Dog Star.
Human curiosity about everything astronomical is in full bloom each spring at the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), a phenomenal astronomy, space and telescope event that takes place this year April 18 and 19 at Rockland Community College in Suffern, N.Y.