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
January Monthly MeetingTuesday, January 11, 7:00Speaker is Mike Keefe, on sharing the night sky via video camera
Staunton River Observing SessionSaturday, January 87:00-9:00 pm
Astronomy Days @ the North Carolina Museum of Natural SciencesSaturday, January 29
Sunday, January 30
10:00-5:00 both days
Theme: Venus, Our Hot Twin
CHAOS and RAC @ Morehead Planetarium & Science CenterFriday, February 11, 2022, 7 pmJoint meeting of clubs and Star Party hosts, in
Morehead’s FullDome Theater. More info as the date approaches.
Exploring the Moon with Binoculars
Meet the Telescope
Friday, April 8, 2022, 4:00-7:00 pmSimultaneous programs for the Statewide Star Party
at Chapel Hill Public Library. Astronomers needed.

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

At least three bright objects will greet you after sunset: Venus in the West, just above the setting Sun; with Jupiter to the left of Venus, and Saturn in between….

Latest Events and News

President’s Message

Happy New Year CHAOS! It’s a new year and I’m pulling for year of astronomical adventure. I hope everyone had a nice holiday break and that you got a chance…

Star Party Status

SAVE THE DATE: October 4-10, 2021. We are still on for the Fall Star Party at Staunton River State Park. Check 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…