The Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) welcomes everyone interested in Astronomy.
We provide a friendly session where you can increase your knowledge of astronomy, enjoy the wonders of the night sky, and most importantly, have fun with other members of the club. We vary widely in experience and knowledge, from beginners to professional astronomers (beginners may be interested in some advice on Starting Right), but we all share an interest in the night sky.
CHAOS holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at Carol Woods Community Center from 7:00 to about 8:30. We conduct some club business, discuss upcoming astronomical events, then have a presentation, followed by some socializing. The presenter may be a CHAOS member, or a member of the astronomy faculty at one of the local universities, or may be on the staff at Morehead Planetarium.
CHAOS holds observing sessions twice per month, and often participates in sessions sponsored by Morehead. All experience levels are welcome at observing sessions. If you don't have any equipment, you'll be welcome anyway: CHAOS observers love to share. Other club benefits include discounts on publications and membership in the Astronomical league. For details visit our membership page.