PSSG - Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Deer Lick Astronomy Village? - DAV is located approximately 96 miles east of Atlanta, about 8 miles north of I-20. Directions are provided under the Directions Link.
What amenities are there at the DAV? - An 11 acre field for tents, RV's and equipment setup. The washroom facilities will be supplemented by portable toilets around the perimeter of the field. (see Registration Information.)
Water is available.
Electricity is available near the center of the field on every other fence post. Electricity is meant for running astronomical equipment and charging batteries.
Do people tent camp or bring trailers or RV's? - All of the above. Restrictions are in place for where the above are allowed on site, please see registration form for more details. Generator use is also regulated and covered in our form.
Are there RV hookups? There are 4x 50 amp and some 30amp electrical hookups available for an additional fee. These are located on the north end of the field, west of the cabin. These can be reserved by special request. (Send an email to PSSG (at) AtlantaAstronomy (dot) Org requesting 50amp or 30amp RV power. ) This is on a first come served basis.
There are no water hookups or sewer hookups available.
How are the fees based? - We base our registration fees upon our total projected costs and the expected amount of revenue from all attendees. The fees cover the cost of our fees to use this site as well as all rented items and services provided at PSSG. The PSSG uses this event as our main source of raising money for capital investments for our regular observing sites and observing programs. The money raised from the PSSG is re-invested into the site to make improvements for future events.
What do these fees cover? - They cover your camping or lodging and admission to all activities held on site along with a door prize ticket. Details regarding these items are found in Registration Information.
Additional/Optional Costs? - Items for sale by vendors, swap tables, etc are up to the individual. T-Shirts, which should be pre-ordered, are available in limited quantities.
Ice will be available for sale from the kitchen..
Meals and Snacks: Micki's Kitchen will be onsite and offer meals and snacks for sale.
Does PSSG have a pet policy? - We love pets but WOULD PREFER YOU LEFT THEM AT HOME. If you feel compelled to bring your pet, they must be properly restrained at all times. You are responsible for your pet and must clean up after them. If your pet is messy or noisy, you will be asked to leave. You are responsible to ensure your pet does not disturb others.
When are quiet hours? - Quiet hours are from 10:30 pm until 10:30 am to allow for undisturbed sleeping in after a long night's observing. Please be considerate of your neighbors and do not talk loudly or bang car doors, etc.
Do I have to own a telescope to attend PSSG? - You do not need to bring a telescope or other observing gear as many folks are thrilled to share views of various objects. Please note that some who attend are working on personal observing projects and do not want to be bothered. If you run into someone who seems focused on their own projects, please wander on to the next observer.
How can I contact PSSG? - We can be emailed at PSSG (at) AtlantaAstronomy (dot) Org.