Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society

Welcome to CHAOS

Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society

We cater to all levels of astronomy fans, so if you’re only a beginner, that’s all right–read on

Upcoming events

EventDate Details
Monthly Club Meeting via ZoomTuesday,
August 9
7 pm
Our speaker will be Tony Rice. Tony is a JPL/NASA ambassador and a CHAOS member. He will give us an update on the James Webb Space Telescope AND share some theories about why the Earth’s rotation, which has been slowing for millennia, recently began speeding up.
Zoom link HERE.
Observing at Washington Duke Inn, Durham, NCEvery Saturday night until September
(weather permitting)
Contact Jayme Hanzak if you are able to attend.
Staunton River State Park
Public Skywatching
August 27
9:00-11:00 pm
More information here.
Little River Regional Park
Public Skywatching
with Morehead Planetarium & Science Center
Friday, October 28Stay tuned for more information.
Staunton River Star PartyOctober 24-30Stay tuned for more information.

Schedule a Skywatch

Are you a teacher? Scout Leader? We offer skywatch sessions, free of charge, for any educational purpose. We can’t use telescopes, as multiple people would be touching it. As an…

Telescope Buying Guide

Do you want to buy a telescope, but don’t know where to start? You might consider using a binocular first, to become acquainted with the night sky. You can see…

What’s in the Sky Tonight

Facing South, look to your left (East), and you will see the bright star Vega. The really bright star in front of you (South) is Arcturus. To its right, more…

Latest Events and News

President’s Message

Hello CHAOS, I can’t believe that it is already June. I must be still having fun. My last update was in February. Much has happened since then. A star party,…

Star Party Status

FALL STAR PARTY IS ON. October 24-30. Go here for more information:

Welcome to the New Website

We hope you’ll look around. We especially encourage you to try the Forum. It’s a bulletin board, intended to replace the current listserv, where we’ve been posting club email. Is…