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Chiefland Astronomers CAV (Formally Billy Dodd Memorial Observers Field)

News and Forthcoming Events

In the past we have held star parties.  From October 2017, we aim to have gatherings (Astrofests) in the fall and spring

Our philosophy is to keep members costs to a minimum, hence there is no fee for membership, for new moon weekends, nor for attending Astrofest gatherings.  As there are continuous running/maintenace costs (grass cutting, utilities etc.) for the facility, we do however suggest that the field users make a modest donation to cover these costs, thus making the club viable.

Important Note: It is a standing regulation that any member cannot use the observing field until they have signed a copy of the “CAV Waiver Document” for each member and their guests or relatives.  Completed documents must be returned to the owner in the box provided within the clubhouse.  For your convience, a copy of the waiver is available for download by clicking this link:

CAV Waiver Document

To all (Billy Dodd Field) Astronomy Club Members: 2018 Spring Picnic           

Please note, anyone wishing to apply to reserve an RV Slot for our Spring Picnic, will now have to send a deposit.  This has become necessary, as 50% of members who obtained tickets for the fall event did not attend, which left me, turning away many members who had wanted to attend as it seemed we were full.

RV slots will be offered on a first come first served basis. To reserve your RV slot, you will need to send $70 to:

Richard Jones

5450 NW 52nd Court

Chiefland, FL 32626

to be received between Feb 1st and March 6th, 2018.  This deposit will be regarded as a donation towards the costs of the facilities provided, and will not be refundable on non-attendance.