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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 Fall Star Party       

Please accept my apologies for not posting this earlier, this has been due my wife's ill health and other difficulties in England over the summer.

Fall Star Party to be held 03-November-2018 thru 09-November-2018 (New Moon falling on 07th Nov)

There are still several RV-Trailer slots available, if you require this reservation please send a check for $65

Mail Your Check to:  

John Hilliard, 5477 Legend Hills Lane, Brooksville, FL 34609


who is handling the reservations.

Tents and cars same as New Moon Attendance.     

Please note: It is worth keeping an eye our Yahoo Group page at chieflandobservers@yahoogroups.com

which is our second posting site and may even have info faster than my site.

Talks and cloudy night movie in the big workshop as before. John O'Neil is arranging Caterers and Vendors.  

Caterers "The Gathering Table" a Chiefland restaurant are providing on field food services.

Speakers so far: Craig Smith, Derek Demster, Dr Bill Williams, Marty Moyer and Richard Wright.

Finally, there will be a Spring Picnic in 2019 date to be fixed.