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As a service to our community, Sky & Telescope lists astronomy-related events, including star parties, observatory public nights, astronomy talks, and more. Star parties offer dark skies and astronomical fellowship and often cater to families and feature special activities for kids. Public nights give the general public a chance to view the sky through large telescopes, and public talks are a great place to learn the fundamentals of the science and the craft.
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Chiefland Astrofest 2023

November 10, 2023 - November 17, 2023

The Chiefland Astrofest Star Party is back, and we welcome you all to one of the best observing sites in the country, the Billy Dodd Memorial Field in the Chiefland Astronomy Village in Florida. If you have never attended a Chiefland Star Party, get ready for some of the finest observing and imaging in the USA. The Chiefland Astronomy Village’s great weather, dark skies, and for Astrofest, the on-site food vendor and a line-up of great speakers all add to the unique Chiefland experience.

The Chiefland Astronomy Village is located on the west coast of Florida, one hour west of Gainesville and two hours northwest of Orlando. It enjoys moderate temperatures and plenty of comforts. The observing field provides an array of amenities. First and foremost, it is dark. The private five-acre field features showers, a clubhouse, restrooms, a picnic area, electricity, and more. The ground is flat, providing easy setup of equipment, tents, and RVs. It also offers 360 degrees of an unblocked horizon.

On top of that, the Chiefland Astronomy Village has the distinction of being virtually insect-free. That’s right; a few mosquitoes may bother you in the summer season, but not much else during the rest of the year. Nights from October to May are generally clear and cool, with lows in the 50s and 60s and daytime highs typically in the 70s to 80s.


November 10, 2023
November 17, 2023
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Chiefland Astronomy Village
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Chiefland Astronomy Village – Billy Dodd Memorial Field
5450 NW 52nd Ct
Chiefland, FL 32626 United States
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