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Chabot in the News

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:27:27 +0000


'Blood moon' eclipse mesmerises earthlings, inspires selfies, prophecies
The Star Online
In the photo below, people gather at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California, for a glimpse of the celestial phenomenon. – Reuters. Others who were not so lucky took to Twitter to complain about cloud cover in New Jersey and Pittsburgh.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:06:19 +0000


Blood Moon: The bad news and the good news
Salisbury Post
This photo shows the Earth's shadow cast over the surface of the moon as a total lunar eclipse over the Chabot Space and Science Center observatory in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Have you seen chatter on the news and ...

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:11:32 +0000


Wall Street Journal

Photos: Lunar Eclipse Creates 'Blood Moon'
Wall Street Journal
Anthony Barreiro of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers peers into his telescope at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, Calif., Monday in anticipation of Tuesday's total lunar eclipse. Stephen Lam/Reuters. The moon is seen during the total ...

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:51:22 +0000
Have you seen chatter on the news and social media about a Blood Moon? It sounds ominous, but it is a beautiful celestial event.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:50:01 +0000
Stargazers enjoyed a rare celestial event overnight -- a total lunar eclipse. Ben Burress is an astronomer at Chabot Space and Science Center in the Oakland hills. He says unlike a solar eclipse, you don't need any special safety equipment to watch a lunar eclipse. "Lunar eclipses are completely safe. Safer than looking at the full moon," said Burress. In a lunar eclipse, the earth blocks light ...

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:20:53 +0000
The moon turns red and orange during a total lunar eclipse due to a perfect alignment of the sun, Earth and the moon, otherwise known as a syzygy Spotted the eclipse? Share your images with us Continue reading...

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:50:06 +0000


Washington Post

Under a blood red sky
Washington Post
Anthony Barreiro of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers peers into his telescope in anticipation of the total lunar eclipse at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, Calif. (Stephen Lam/Reuters). The Earth's shadow is cast over the surface of ...

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:15:53 +0000


Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of Elon Musk
Main Line
Among the grantees: the SETI Institute in Mountain View, which seeks evidence of life on other planets, and the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. The Musk Foundation also gave $10,000 to SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A., a nonprofit dedicated to child ...

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:19:56 +0000
Sky gazers the world over are craning their necks in an effort to get a glimpse of the total eclipse of the moon -- the first visible from North America since 2010. This eclipse was a "blood moon," which looks the color of a desert sunset because of filtered light seeping around the Earth and reflecting off the moon's surface.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:10:24 +0000
Sky gazers in North and South America saw a rare total lunar eclipse on Tuesday morning - turning many people into amateur astronomers. The Moon moved into the earth's shadow slowly turning it a bright orange colour over the course of an hour.