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 at 2016 at DAV by Dan Llewellyn. M31 Andromeda Galaxy shot through the Esprit 150 w/flattner and Sony a7s. The cooling cable was intermittent, so I got a lot of thermal noise. Still turned out pretty good.



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Summary of past DAV forecasts


Checkout the latest article about DAV from our local news channel 12 dated 07/27/2017


Peach State Star Gaze 2017

Event Dates: October 15th through October 22nd


Note: Griers Field will be closed to all members from October 14th through October 23rd.


The Atlanta Astronomy Club's 24th Annual Peach State Star Gaze (PSSG) will be held at Deerlick Astronomy Village in Sharon, Georgia, located east of Atlanta and 50+ miles west of Augusta GA. It has some of the darkest skies in Georgia and away from city lights.

DAV has an 11-acre field that has room for RVs, campers and tents. Restrooms and showers are available along with a 40' x 40' pavilion and BBQ.

Speakers, vendors, workshop, swapshop and more. Start planning your vacation time now!

More Information... Keep checking the AAC website as information is always being updated. Registration is necessary to attend.

This years event will open at Noon on Sunday October 15th and continue through to noon Sunday October 22nd. Come for all days and nights or come for just one. Meet other professional and amateur astronomers.





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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