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The New England Fall Astronomy Festival (NEFAF) is an immersive weekend of astronomy-related activities and experiences for children, families, and people of all ages and expertise. NEFAF is hosted by the UNH Physics Department in partnership with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society (NHAS) and staffed, organized, and driven by members of the astronomical community from throughout New England, NEFAF promises an out of this world experience for all!

NEFAF is being held at University of New Hampshire Observatory located on Spinney Lane in Durham, located on the west end of the campus, near the Old Durham Reservoir (click here for directions) and is 100% absolutley FREE!

Some highlights to look forward to:

  • Hands-on activities for children and adults!
  • See rocket launches and balloon payload drops!
  • Safe solar observing!
  • Telescope demonstrations!
  • Telescope clinic: Ask an expert about the telescope you have or the telescope of your dreams!
  • Talks and lectures by amateurs and experts on a wide range of topics!
  • Telescopic observing from dozens of telescopes, including the UNH Observatory’s very own 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector!
  • Amazing raffle prizes!
  • Food and refreshment!
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