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Across Our Universe: Chabot’s Blog

Browse these blogs, written by Chabot staff and find out what’s happening behind the scenes at the Center.

Top 21 Astronomical Events In 2021

Top 21 Astronomical Events In 2021
2021 brings a fresh start, it’s also going to bring a lot of excitement in our skies! Here is our list of stellar astronomical events to look forward to. Mark your calendars!  ...
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Why is January 1 the First Day of the Year?

Why is January 1 the First Day of the Year?

Chabot at Large / /
Happy New Year from all of us at Chabot! Most nations around the world celebrate a common New Year's Day on January 1st. But why January 1st? ...
The Great Conjunction - How and When To See It!

The Great Conjunction – How and When To See It!

Astronomy / /
On the evening of December 21st -- the first day of winter, and just four days before Christmas -- we are receiving a special gift: a extraordinary, rare celestial event.  ...
How to see the 2020 Geminids Meteor Shower

How to see the 2020 Geminids Meteor Shower

Astronomy / /
The Geminids originate from the constellation, Gemini, but can appear in any part of the sky. All you’ll need is to find a comfortable place and blankets to prepare for this show ...
How to Spot the Final Comet of 2020

How to Spot the Final Comet of 2020

Astronomy / /
Got a pair of binoculars and feel like hunting for a comet? You may be in luck. Comet Erasmus (C/2020 S3) is now sneaking through the early morning sky, in the hour or so before dawn ...