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Chabot Space & Science Center w/ Adam Tobin | See Things From Our Side Ep. 6

Oakland-TV Oakland

October 25, 2023 –Discover more about the Oakland museum with its executive director and CEO Adam Tobin in this episode of our vodcast on The Town #SeeThingsFromOurSide


How to see the rare green comet on its once-in-a-lifetime pass by Earth

San Francisco Chronicle

January 31, 2023 – A unique green comet passing by for the first time since the Stone Age is making its closest approach to Earth this week, even visible to the naked eye for some viewers.


Eyes on the Hills: See ‘Astrolight’ show in Oakland’s Chabot Space Center

East Bay Times

November 1, 2022 – A new exhibit is opening this week at the Chabot Space & Science Center – just in time for the dark days of winter.



Harris Hears from Space Firms in Push to Revamp Industry Rules


August 12, 2022 – Vice President Kamala Harris pushed for the government  to update the rules regulating the space industry and to foster stronger public-private partnerships, at an event highlighting new technologies developed by firms like SpaceX.


Photos: NASA previews a new water-hunting lunar rover in Oakland

Mercury News 

May 28, 2022 – Before humans return to the Moon’s by 2025 through NASA’s Artemis program, the space agency is sending over a rover to scope out the hydration situation.



A Water Hunting Lunar Rover in Oakland

Mercury News

May 22, 2022 – See the first full-scale replica of the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover





NASA lands in Oakland – at a reimagined Chabot Space & Science Center

San Francisco Chronicle 

November 12, 2021 – NASA officially landed in Oakland on Friday, where a new exhibition and partnership with the Chabot Space & Science Center aims to not only entertain and educate, but inspire and nurture a new and diverse crop of astronauts and aerospace engineers.


Oakland hills’ Chabot space center refocused, reopening after 20 months

East Bay Times

November 9, 2021 – Closed since pandemic began, Center partners with NASA Ames, emphasizes diversity, equity, inclusion



Chabot Space & Science Center is teaming up with NASA to reopen


May 6, 2021 – Chabot and Silicon Valley’s NASA Ames will extend education and career opportunities to youth and remodel Chabot’s interior, which reopens in November.



Chabot Space and Science Center hosting viewing party for transit of Mercury


November 11, 2019 – Mercury is putting on a rare celestial show next week, parading across the sun in view of most of the world




Transit of Mercury Viewing Party at Chabot Space

NBC Bay Area

November 11, 2019 – The smallest planet in our solar system stole the limelight Monday morning by stepping in front of our sunlight.




How, Where and When to Watch the Transit of Mercury in the Bay Area


November 5, 2019 – Remember Mercury?  The Nov. 11 event will place the tiny planet in the spotlight for several hours and give us all something to talk about.


East Bay museums changing ideas of how exhibits presented

East Bay Times

August 16, 2019 – Instead of offering art and artifacts to be passively looked at in a building, today’s exhibits stretch into surrounding communities, and everyday citizens are encouraged to curate.



The 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing at Chabot Space Center


July 7, 2019 – As the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing nears, the Chabot Space and Science Center is putting on Moon Month, a series of lunar-related events.


Space and Science Center Delivers Weekly Science Ed to Middle Schoolers

T.H.E Journal

May 14, 2019 – An Oakland-based STEM center has been teaming up with a local middle school to provide on-site science education for 102 students. Chabot Space & Science Center works with students from Hillcrest Middle School one day a week in a program called “Chabot Satellite Academy.”


Students Present Science Projects Focused on Climate Change, Other Issues – KCBS – May 7, 2019


Photos: Chabot Space and Science Center’s 3rd annual Tinkerfest, Eastbay Times – April 13, 2019


Chabot Space And Science Center To Host Third Annual Tinkerfest Saturday, SF Gate – April 13, 2019


Astronomers capture what can’t be seen: a black hole, ABC7 News – April 10, 2019