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

SRSP (Staunton River Star Party)October 4-10Scottsburg, VA
Monthly meeting (virtual)Tuesday, October 12Check back for Zoom link
Staunton River Observing SessionMonthly (for October, see above)8:00-10:00 pm, more information here.

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–maybe four will greet you after sunset: Arcturus in the West (or even brighter Venus), just above the setting Sun; Vega almost straight overhead: and Jupiter…

Latest Events and News

President’s Message

Hello CHAOS and guests, We had a good turn out for our ice cream social. It was awesome seeing everyone in person and not on a screen. A couple of…

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…