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Moon Month Special Events

July 1 - July 31

Evening Under the Moon
Friday July 12, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Join us for an evening under the stars and learn all about the Moon! Get your chance to walk through our newest exhibit, Luminous Moon- an exhibition of high-resolution lunar images captured by NASA orbiters and from Chabot astronomers.

At 8:30pm, join us for a talk by Astronomer Gerald McKeegan about lunar geography and geology, and the contributions to lunar science that came (and still come) out of the Apollo Missions.

And while you are here, be sure to view the Moon through one of our historic telescopes during our free public viewing hours (weather permitting).


Snacks and hot chocolate will be available for purchase.


Full Moon Hike and Sip
Friday July 19, 6-9 P.M.

This hike’s theme is magical moon!

The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. The 4-5 mile hike will be lit by the full moon. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear interesting stories and facts about the moon.The evening will be capped off by stargazing and planet hunting on our observation deck. Each hiker will receive two complementary glasses of wine or beer along with small bites. A perfect evening for a date night or fun with friends! Capacity is limited.

$30 Non-Members, $27 members


Apollo 50th Celebration
Saturday July 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

During the 1960s and ’70s, NASA sent nine missions to the moon. Six of them landed astronauts safely on the surface. This is the only time humans have visited another world. July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission.

Free with Admission

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with hands-on moon demos, a new planetarium show, Lunaverse and more!


Apollo Party 21+
Saturday June 20, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


An adults-only, after hours celebration of the Lunar Landing. Grab a moon cocktail, show off your stellar moves on the dance floor, and sing your heart out at space karaoke. Enjoy live performances by Blue Eternity in our Planetarium and experience a simulated mission to the moon in our Challenger Spacecraft.


July 1
July 31
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