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

Monthly meeting (virtual)Tuesday, October 12, 7 pm
Atomic Spectroscopy – The Rosetta Stone to the Cosmos
Click here for Zoom link
Staunton River Observing SessionSaturday, November 67:00-9:00 pm

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 four bright objects will greet you after sunset: Arcturus and Venus in the West, just above the setting Sun; Vega almost straight overhead: and Jupiter in the East….

Latest Events and News

President’s Message

Greetings CHOAS and guests, I hope this message finds everyone well. We are on the other side of the Fall 2021 Staunton River Star Party. Even though the weather forecast…

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…