Welcome to the Deerlick Astronomy Village home page.

The Deerlick Astronomy Village, DAV, is a unique planned community catering to the specific needs of amateur and professional astronomers.

DAV is located in the very darkest skies in Sharon Georgia, far away from big city lights but at the same time convenient to many major metropolitan areas in the South Eastern USA.

DAV Coordinates:

33.561420, -82.763140

+N33° 33' 41.11"

-W82° 45' 47.30"

Elevation: 550 - 600ft

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Astronomy Picture Of The Day

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Deerlick Star Trails 9-29-2019

Click on above to see the night sky timelapse video by field member Daniel Herron taken on 9-29-19

This video was created from about 300 60sec images taken while Daniel observed the night sky on 9-29-2019. It compresses about 5 hours into 30 seconds. You can see his setup site front and center and lights as he observed. You will also see the occasional car headlight pop up ( a big no-no). as the night progresses you begin to see less and less activity as people called it a night until only his scope and laptop are left capturing images (as he went to bed) then the lens dew'ed up so it gets a bit fuzzy towards the end

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Summary of past DAV forecasts

The Deer Lick Group, LLC is the organization that is making this all possible. This group consists of investment members with a common interest in Astronomy and a drive to see this vision come to fruition.

It is the goals of this group to:

1) Build a community that encourages individual ownership of land plots for observatories and home sites

2) Support the needs of amateur astronomers by leasing observatory area sites (currently all sites are occupied),

3) Establish a large common observation area to support individual member access, as well as to support various public and private events and

4) Establish common sense covenants and rules to protect the site from light pollution, provide for the safety of observing members, and at the same time, provide a location that is both family friendly and educationally significant.

Some images displayed on this site are used as representation only and are not meant to be actual site photos.


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DAV Weather Station History

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hour-By-Hour Forcasts For DAV

DAV Weather at a Glance

DAV Local Radar (WSB-TV)

DAV 15-Day Forecast

Daytime Camera - North View

Daytime Camera - South View

Grier's Field Camera

SBIG All Sky Camera

Sky Alert Sensor



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DAV Radiation Monitoring and the Radiation Network

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