April 3, 2013 5:55 pm
Are you going to the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show April 20-21, 2013?
Well, the show is, anyway. Not Neil. But he’ll be there in spirit… or at least, in the form of a digitally autographed picture we’ll be handing out at our booth.
We’ll also be raffling off an autographed StarTalk Radio baseball cap.
More importantly, we’ll have a video camera at the booth to tape our fans who stop by. You’ll get a chance to ask your very own Cosmic Query to Neil deGrasse Tyson. And, through the magic of video editing, at some point in the future, you might end up on YouTube in a Cosmic Queries segment with Dr. Tyson.
We’re at Booth 310, which I’m told is impossible to miss. Apparently, it’s near the food.
In case you don’t know about the show, it’s run by the Rockland Astronomy Club, and it’s in its 22nd year. RAC says “It’s the largest astronomy show in the United States, world-renowned speakers and America’s biggest exhibitor floor with more than 130 vendors from all over the planet, astronomy workshops, daily solar observing, and much, much more!”
Here’s the Featured Speakers listing:
- Dr. Mike Brown, CalTech, Astronomer, aka ‘The Pluto Killer’
- Dr. John M. Grunsfeld, NASA Science Director, Astronaut
- Yuri Beletsky, Astronomer, Carnegie Institute Chile
- Tony Flanders, S&T, PBS/SkyWeek Host – Light Pollution
- Alan M. MacRobert, S&T Senior Editor – Exoplanets
- Dr. Richard T. Fienberg, AAS – ProAm Collaborations
- Bob Berman, Astronomy Magazine – Comet ISON
- Dave Eicher, Astronomy – Astronomy’s New Frontier
Over 4000 people are expected to attend the expo, which is being held at Rockland Community College, aka SUNY Rockland Campus, thirty minutes north of NYC at 145 College Road in Suffern, NY. Sponsors include Sky and Telescope and Astronomy Magazine.
If you’re interested in going to the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show, you can find out more information at http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/NEAF/index.html.
And make sure you think up a really great Cosmic Query to ask Neil on video tape.
That’s it for now. Keep Looking Up!
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