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November 2018

First Glance – Members Only Telescope Viewing

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Chabot 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.

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NASA InSight Landing Live Stream

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$8.00

Join us at Chabot as we live stream the NASA InSight Landing on Mars in our Megadome Theater. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience to watch live as the probe enters Mars atmosphere and prepares for its long journey of discovery on the Red Planet! Join our resident astronomers for a talk about InSight and explore our new exhibit, Going the Distance: Our Reach into Space, where you can pilot a rover across a Martian terrain and view…

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December 2018

$5 First Friday: Starry Night

December 7 @ 6:00 pm

Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages!

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First Glance Members Only Telescope Viewing

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Chabot 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.

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Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13 @ 11:00 pm

11pm, Dec 13-3:30am, Dec 14 Price: $8 / Hot Chocolate included Bundle up and join hundreds of community members who flock to Chabot to get above the urban light pollution to view the last spectacular meteor shower of 2018, learn about heavenly bodies and wish upon the "falling stars”. Weather permitting. Open areas for viewing, so lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.  

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Slumber with the Stars, A Family Night at the Museum

December 29 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday, Dec. 29, 6pm- Sunday, Dec. 30 10am Slumber with the Stars, A Family Night at the Museum Science Transform the Sleepover from Pajama Party to Night of Discovery with Famous Scientists of History. Includes: flashlight tours to meet historical characters who influenced modern astronomy, dinner and breakfast buffet, Night at the Museum movie screening, planetarium show, exhibits, telescope viewing (weather permitting). Sleeping areas: exhibit halls, meeting rooms, Pleiades courtyard (weather permitting) for those who wish to bring tents.

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New Year’s Eve Balloon Drops

December 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Families can ring in the New Year without staying up all night with one of Chabot’s most popular annual events. Celebrate strokes of midnight around the world at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm. Kids will count down and celebrate with hundreds of colorful balloons dropping from above and stay for the day to participate in fun activities throughout the Center. Drop Times: 11am: Ages 5 & Under (Rotunda) 1pm: Ages 6 -12 (Rotunda) 1pm: Ages 5 & Under (Discovery Lab) 4pm: Ages 6 -…

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