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$5 First Friday: Star Wars Party

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An Exciting and Immersive Experience Every First Friday

Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore!

Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. $5 admission begins at 6pm, and does not apply from 10am-5pm. The Center is closed to the general public between 5-6pm (with the exceptions of current CSSC members) and reopens at 6pm for $5 First Friday.

May the Fourth be with you!

Well.. almost! Join us for our 2nd annual Star Wars Party and show off your best at our Star Wars fashion show and dance party! Catch special appearances from the Star Wars Cantina Band, R2-D2 and some of your other favorite characters from the saga. Also, stay for a screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

DJ Dance Party!
Time: 6-10pm
Location: Rotunda
Join the DJ for a giant dance party for all humans, aliens, and droids!

Cantina Band
Times: 6:15pm, 7:30pm, & 8:30pm
Location: Rotunda
Take a trip to Mos Eisley and enjoy the future swing sounds of Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes.

Zeiss Astronomy Presentation: The Sky Tonight
Times: 6:30pm & 7:15pm
Location: Planetarium
Explore the cosmos as a Chabot Astronomer leads you through the galaxy using a Zeiss Universarium Mark VIII Star Projector. This recently restored Zeiss projector uses advanced fiber-optics to project stars with astonishing clarity.

Mini Missions: Escape from Mars!
Times: 7pm & 8pm
Location: Challenger Learning Center
Do you have the right stuff to make an emergency escape from the Red Planet in your spacecraft? Join us this First Friday for this new, exciting, and immersive mission simulation.
Participant Selection Process:
· Must be 10 years or older to participate
· Maximum 16 participants per mission
· Participants for each mission will be drawn through a raffle.
· Raffles for each mission will take place in front of Challenger Learning Center starting at the following times: 6:45pm and 7:45pm
· Those not drawn in the raffle are invited to observe from Mission Control

Story Time
Times: 7:15pm & 8pm
Location: Observation Deck
Gather around our Master Storyteller and hear exciting tales! Fun for the whole family.

Telescope Makers Workshop
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Chemistry/Physics Lab
Open to all ages, the Telescope Makers’ Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Drop in to see what they are up to.

Telescope Viewing
Time: 7:30-10:30pm
Location: Telescope Complex

The Last Jedi (2017) Film Showing
Time: 8-10pm
Location: Megadome
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy. Rated PG-13.

Jedi Training & Show with Jedi Master Andy Zandy
Time: 8:15-9:15pm
Location: Planetarium
Give your Younglings the immersive Star Wars experience of a lifetime with interactive Jedi Training from premier children’s entertainer Andy Zandy! This award-winning family show combines meditation instruction, magic, and action-packed lightsaber training that will make your trainees feel confident and strong with the Force…all while laughing their heads off!

About Andy Zandy
Children flourish when they find their calling early in life, and award-winning children’s entertainer Andy Zandy was no exception, doing his first show for kids in 1996, when he was only 11 years old! Two decades of intensive training and thousands of performances later, Andy is now the Bay Area’s premier family action entertainer, bringing his engaging blend of meditation, physical comedy, interactive magic, fitness, and martial arts to select family audiences each year. Whether teaching Padawans about the ways of the Force, empowering the world’s next generation of superheroes, or training young ninjas in the art of stealth, Andy’s action-packed experiences are expertly crafted to keep kids engaged and embodied while laughing hysterically and having the time of their lives. For more information on hosting a professional action experience at your next family event, visit AndyZandy.com.

Fashion Show & Costume Contest
Time: 9:15pm
Location: Rotunda
Strut your stuff as your favorite Star Wars character and impress our panel of expert judges.

Star Stories
Time: 9:15pm
Location: Observation Deck
Come listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the night’s sky.

Beatles Laser Show
Time: 9:30pm
Location: Planetarium
The greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band of all time! Laser Beatles will take you back to a different time in history to re-experience and remember the evolution of this musical phenomenon. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning 6 years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation.

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May 3
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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