Is there a more bewitching sight than the starlit sky? A galaxy filled with stars was always a spectacle that excited mankind from time immemorial. But interestingly almost 80% of the human population have not seen the milky way yet.
At the Deerlick Astronomy Village in Georgia, you could see and learn all about the stars. As the name suggests the village is dedicated to the science of astronomy and most visitors arrive here for learning and exploring. At this 96 acres of land, amateur astronomers prefer to create their own dark sky community. The location is what makes it so appealing for astronomy. Roughly two hours east of the glare of Atlanta, Deerlick Astronomy Village is near Sharon in Georgia, a tiny town with a population of around 100. There are no businesses there, and no commercial lighting. Residents call it the darkest town in the entire southeast corner of the country. Except for the residents, outsiders are not allowed to build their homes here. But the public can hold paid star view parties. Some lands can be leased, and some have built small observatories that can be operated remotely. And a few are still open for rent or selling.
Deerlick is a community and also works for staging astronomy events. About six to eight residents are full-time or seasonal, and roughly a dozen are weekenders who flee brighter areas for their comforting dark sky homes. You can enjoy primitive camping or bring your RV and use the site's electrical hookups. There are restrooms, a warm-up building and even a picnic pavilion.
Both permanent residents and campers are subject to the same rules and regulations, concerning lighting used on the premises and how no one can erect a building that obstructs anyone else's view of the sky.
At the Deerlick Astronomy Village, you can spend a night with professional and amateur astronomers and observe deep space objects with your telescope or the night skies. This gated astronomy village has strict rules on lights only allowing red lights for headlamps to be used. Annual membership is required by at least one member of your party. Memberships are easy to get here: deerlickgroup.com.