Everyone is invited out to Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) will be holding their Staunton River Star Party in the park March 27 – 30. For Saturday night only the star party will be open to the public, weather permitting.
A conjunction collage from an earleir star party by participant Steve Andrews
Ready for viewing, waiting on the night
The CHAOS astronomers who gather here with their telescopes for star parties each spring and fall. There will be presentations on viewing the heavens above as well as stations set up to see major planets, stars, and other celestial objects.
Visitors should dress warmly as the weather will probably be cool.Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking will be at the pool parking lot adjacent to the Visitor Center, in order to keep car headlights off the viewing area. There will be a short walk to theobserving field beside the Visitor Center.
M81, Bode's Galaxy, shot at an earlier star party.
The public viewing night on March 29th is free of charge.
There is a fee to participate in the entire star party and pre-registration is required. For more information on attending the entire festival click here.
To make overnight reservations at click here.
Come on out under the stars and celebrate spring at the Staunton River Star Party!