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Saturday, 9/21: Courtyard will be closed at 3 p.m.
Saturday, 9/28: Project Create/Gruener Astronomy Hall will be closed at 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10/5: Project Create/Gruener Astronomy Hall will be closed at 4 p.m.
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September 2019

Lectures & Lasers: Colorblindness with EnChroma

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get Tickets   Get lit with lasers! 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 a unique talk followed by…

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October 2019

First Friday: Spooky Science

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Scientists! Friday, October 4th, 2019 6-10pm Get Tickets   October’s First Friday is all about spooky science. Learn about the science of fear, say hello to some creepy crawlers, and hear scientific explanations for things that go bump in the night. Science is so fun… it’s scary! See Full Schedule    

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International Observe the Moon Night

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor. Join us during our free public viewing hours as we observe the Moon through our telescopes! (Weather Permitting). This is a free event!

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 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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Adult Night Hike & Sip

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price $30 / $27 Members   The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. The 4-5 mile hike will be lit by the light of the moon. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear stellar stories and facts! 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…

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Lectures & Lasers: Hip Hop with Jahi

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get lit with lasers! 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 a unique talk followed by not one, but…

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Starlight Gala: Elemental

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join community leaders and supporters of science this October for Chabot’s Annual Starlight Gala. Our annual Starlight Gala supports education programs that promote science literacy and lifelong STEM learning throughout our community.   A MASSive Theme This year’s theme alludes to the ubiquity of science in our lives. Energy and excitement is a catalyst for the new initiatives currently taking place at Chabot. Like the elements, Chabot’s impact serves as the fundamental building blocks that produce a more engaged and…

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Starstruck Costume Party: Elemental

October 26 @ 9:00 pm - October 27 @ 12:00 am

  Mix It Up! This night of highly-concentrated fun is complete with a laser show, dance floor, chemistry inspired snacks and live science demonstrations! Sport a costume tighter than a covalent bond and show off your effervescent dance moves. Party with a purpose—all proceeds raised will support Chabot’s programs that inspire lifelong learning throughout our community. Party is only for adults 21+ Buy Tickets  

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November 2019

First Friday: Sleep

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, November 1 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Buy Tickets   What exactly does sleep do for your body and mind? What do researchers know about the science of sleep, and why do we dream? Learn about all of this and more at our Pajama Party First Friday! Join us for fun party games, hands-on activities and even listen to a bedtime story. Cozy up in your favorite pair of pajamas and join in at our Pajama Party fashion show! We have…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

November 3 @ 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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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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Bring on the Drums: Drum Making Workshop with Microphone Mechanics

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come make your very own table drum! Saturday, December 21 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donate Now   Design it, build it, learn rhythms, build community, and most importantly take your drum home! Bring on the Drums is an intergenerational experience where participants get to make their own table drum, a creation of Microphone Mechanics.  Learn some history about drumming, design it based on words that represent you, and learn rhythms and new ways to collaborate with others in music.…

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Balloon Drop

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! December 31 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. General registration begins December 8. Member registration begins December 1. Celebrate strokes of midnight around the world at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. 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.

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