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Chiefland Astronomers CAV (Formally Billy Dodd Memorial Observers Field)

News and Forthcoming Events

In the recent past, Spring and Fall Astrofests have replaced the annual star parties.


These have been suspended as a result of the Covid pandemic. However, club members are still welcome to use the field for new moon weekends (subject to any local restrictions).

There is no fee for membership.  As there are continuous running/maintenance costs, (utilities, grass cutting, repairs etc.) for this facility, we do however suggest that field users make a modest donation to cover these costs, thus making the club viable.

Important Note

It is a standing regulation that, in order to access the observing field, club members have to have returned signed  copies of the “CAV Waiver Document”  for themselves and any guest, family member attending with  them.  A copy of this waiver document is available for download by clicking this link:

CAV Waiver Document

The completed documents need to be placed in the box in the clubhouse when first attending the field. (There is currently no provision for doing this electronically)



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.