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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Saturn while Observing at Deerlick Astronomy Village on March 7th, image by Alan Coffelt.

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* * * * * Annual Deerlick Astronomy Village Memorial Weekend Picnic Sunday, May 29th, 2016 * * * * *

It’s time for the Annual Picnic at Deerlick Astronomy Village! Please join us in the pavilion on Grier’s Field on Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 5 PM for a great potluck meal. Solar telescopes will be set up near the pavilion in the late afternoon, weather permitting. Picnic guests may enjoy free camping under the stars on Sunday evening. This event is open to anyone interested in stargazing under dark skies at DAV.

Time: Grilling, socializing & set up will start at 4 PM. We hope to chow down about 5 PM. There will be an Open House from 7:30-8:30 PM after the picnic so that guests may tour some of the personal observatories before dark.

Where: The picnic will be held at the DAV pavilion on Grier’s Field, Deerlick Astronomy Village, near Sharon, GA, located at the end of Aaron Grier Road SE 30631. Driving directions are available online at http://www.deerlickgroup.com/PDF/DeerlickMap1.pdf. You can also find Grier’s Field on Google Maps at http://bit.ly/DAVmap

Potluck RSVP: Please sign up for the picnic at http://bit.ly/DAVpicnicRSVP. The Deerlick Astronomy Village LOA will prepare fresh-grilled hamburgers for all who sign up by the Thursday before the picnic.

Camping: If guests would like to camp on Grier's Field during the weekend, camping after the picnic on Sunday night is free. There will be a $5 camping fee per person per night for those who would like to come early & camp on Friday &/or Saturday night. A full bath house is located on site. Dark Sky Rules will apply while camping at DAV (see guidelines below). Campers will be asked to sign a personal liability waiver & dark sky rules agreement form. No membership is required for camping this weekend.

Dark Sky Rules and camping guidelines are available at http://www.deerlickgroup.com/PDF/DeerlickAstronomyVillageDarkSkyCamping.pdf

Please contact Marie at DAVpicnic@yahoo.com if you have any questions or if you would prefer to RSVP via email.

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 safely 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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