Deerlick Astronomy Village

Warren, Charlie
June 2009
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Summer2009, Issue 62, p37
The article profiles the Deerlick Astronomy Village (DAV) located east of Atlanta, Georgia. The digital subscriber line (DSL) access in the area offers advantage to remote imaging and observatory control. The village's astronomical heritage is one of its interesting aspect, while its public observing field is an appealing to club members and visitors to the sky site. A feasible light pollution ordinance is being worked on in the county and several enhancements to the site have been done.


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