Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society

Star Party Status

Even though the forecast for the Spring Star Party was bleak, it turned out to be another great event. We observed every night for at least two hours if not more. We experienced all seasonal weather. Temperatures in the 20s to the 80s.

The public night started off looking like it was going to be clouded out, but the skies turned to our favor, and it was an awesome night. Sixty-one guests showed up to be shown the wonders of the sky.

The star party was great success and everyone went home needing sleep. I believe it was one of the largest groups we had on a Saturday night in a long time. It was good to see our old friends and meet new ones.

We’re looking forward to the October star party. The dates are October 9th to the 15th. Registration will open in July. Don’t miss the chance to observe with others in some of the last remaining dark skies on the east coast. Go to: for more details.