The New England Fall Astronomy Festival (NEFAF) for 2024 is a GO! 

NEFAF is back with another fun-filled weekend under the stars. NEFAF 2024 will take place at UNH Observatory on Friday and Saturday, October 4 & 5, 2024. For further details, check our website

Activities are planned for astronomers of all ages and levels, such as previous favorite activity like rocket building and launching, safe solar observing, our world famous raffle of astronomy-related prizes, and a series of short, informal science talks by students, faculty and invited guests. Our Telescope Doctors will be staffing the telescope clinic and food will be available on site. Admission to NEFAF is FREE.

We are requesting donations to support the costs of the Festival. Donations of $10 (or more if you can) would be very much-appreciated and would help keep NEFAF financially viable for years to come. To donate please visit here, select "additional of multiple funds" and click on "Physics & Astronomy Festival Gift Fund". These donations go directly to help fund NEFAF. Thank you in advance!

Since its inception in 2011, the New England Fall Astronomy Festival has been offering a unique fun-filled and hands-on educational resource for children and families from the Seacoast and beyond! Hosted by the UNH Physics Department in cooperation with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society (NHAS) and supported by generous sponsors, NEFAF attempts to expose kids to the wonders and possibilities that science and astronomy can offer.


NEFAF Poster, 2011

Past Event Info

2011 New England Fall Astronomy Festival
featuring NASA astronaut and UNH alumnus Lee Morin

Lee Morin

2011 Sponsors and Participants


2012 New England Fall Astronomy Festival
featuring UC-Berkeley professor and noted astronomer Dr. Alex Fillipenko

r. Alex Fillipenko

2012 Sponsors and Participants


2013 New England Fall Astronomy Festival
featuring acclaimed history of science author and journalist Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel

2013 Sponsors and Participants


2014 New England Fall Astronomy Festival

2014 Sponsors and Participants