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

Staunton River Observing SessionSaturday, December 4 7:00-9:00 pm
Monthly meeting (virtual)WEDNESDAY,
December 15, 7 pm
“Betelgeuse” with Brand Fortner
CHAOS and RAC at 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 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

Happy December CHAOS This month is one of my favorite months of the year. Not just because of the Christmas and New Years holidays, but because of the best meteor…

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…