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November 2019

Transit of Mercury

November 11 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am

The next Transit of Mercury won’t take place until 2032, so don’t miss out on this incredible sight! November 11 7-10:30 a.m. Buy Tickets   Join us at Chabot for this rare event, in which we see Mercury crossing directly in front of the Sun! This will be an exciting early morning event beginning at sunrise. During a transit, Mercury appears as a tiny black dot moving across the disk of the Sun. Weather permitting, the Mercury Transit can be…

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Lectures and Lasers: Amy X Neuberg Live Under the Planetarium Dome

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get lit with lasers! November 15 7 p.m. Buy Tickets   Want to impress your friends with your expansive knowledge of science and culture? Looking for a new date night activity? Just want to kick back and watch a laser show?   Every month we’ll be joined by scientists, experts, writers, and entertainers to delve into a new topic from rocket launches to cannabis to pop astrology and everything in between. Grab a beer and head into our Planetarium for…

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December 2019

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. January 13, 2019 Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Members to a special, private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours. It’s complimentary and it’s exclusively for our members! Sign Up Here

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First Friday: Candy Chemistry

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for this delicious First Friday as we dive into the sweet science of candy! December 6 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Buy Tickets   What makes candy hard or soft? Learn what happens when sugar is heated up and how temperature effects the outcome.  Enjoy candy making workshops and learn how to make your own candy at home! The Oakland Youth Chorus will be joining us for their winter concert under the Planetarium with fun songs about hot…

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Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13 @ 11:00 pm - December 14 @ 3:00 am

Get away from the light pollution for the best viewing opportunity of the spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower! December 13 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. Get Tickets   Starting at dusk, spectators should be able to spot 50-100 meteors per hour, with the show peaking around 2 a.m. Astronomers will be on site to answer any questions. In addition, guests can enjoy hot chocolate and other goodies available for purchase. Limited capacity. Pre-registration is recommended.

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