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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Image taken by Dan Lewellyn at DAV. Lunar Eclipse - January 2019

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Summary of past DAV forecasts

* * * * * 2019 Deerlick Astronomy Village Memorial Weekend Picnic * * * * *

Sunday May 26th, 5-7 PM

2019 Deerlick Astronomy Village Memorial Weekend Picnic Sunday May 26th, 5-7 PM:
It is time for our annual picnic and we would love for you to come! Grilling, socializing, and food set up will start in the pavilion at 4 PM, with dinner at 5 PM. Free camping under the stars afterwards. For more information, and to sign up for the picnic, visit http://bit.ly/DAVpicnicRSVP. This event is open to anyone interested in DAV; no membership is necessary.

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.

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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DAV Weather Station History

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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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