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,
June 14
7 pm
Our speaker will be Dan Ward. Dan will be speaking about, “Stargazing With Binoculars.”  It’s a general audience session providing a broad overview and introduction to the joys of observing with two eyes. 
This is a great talk for all of our Binocular observers out there. It’s also good for us deep space folks. Zoom link is HERE.
Staunton River State Park
Public Skywatching
July 16
9:00-11:00 pm
Information on Staunton River Observing here.
Staunton River State Park
Public Skywatching
August 27
9:00-11:00 pm
More information here.
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

SPRING STAR PARTY IS ON. March 28-April 3. 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…