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September 2020

Planetary Defense: Avoiding a Cosmic Catastrophe

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Talk with Dr. Megan Bruck Syal and Dr. Mary Burkey- Lawrence Livermore National Lab Friday, September 25 8-9 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Our planet has been continually bombarded by asteroids since its formation, 4.5 billion years ago. While the frequency of large impacts has decreased, many potential Near-Earth Object (NEO) threats remain undiscovered, so if or when they will impact Earth remains unknown. Most of the time, an impacting asteroid will simply burn up in the atmosphere, giving those…

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Lunar Landing Sites, Past and Future 

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talk with Brian Day, Deputy Staff Scientist at NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute Saturday, September 26 7-8 p.m. Fifty years ago we were in the midst of human exploration of the Moon through the Apollo program. In this presentation, we will look back at each of the Apollo landing sites, why they were chosen, what made these locations so fascinating, and what we learned from them. He will then look ahead to potential future landing sites that were…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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International Observe the Moon Night Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday, September 26 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join us for a special Virtual Telescope Viewing with our resident astronomers. We will go on a guided tour of the Moon for International Observe the Moon Night!   About International Observe the Moon Night International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The annual event connects scientists, educators and…

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October 2020

Virtual Family Night Hike: Bats!

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, October 2 7-8 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Did you know that bats are the only mammals that fly? It’s true. Learn about the bats of northern California from the experts from the East Bay Regional Park District. We will learn how they use echolocation to find food, why they come out at night, interesting tools we use to detect them, and the benefits they provide to our environment by reducing the insect population.   How to Watch We…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 3 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 10 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 17 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 24 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 31 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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November 2020

Virtual Telescope Viewing

November 7 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

November 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

November 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

November 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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December 2020

Virtual Telescope Viewing

December 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

December 12 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

December 19 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

December 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.   How to Watch We will go live…

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