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Friday, 7/12: Project Create/Discovery Lab will be closed at 4 p.m.
Saturday, 7/27: Project Create/Discovery Lab will be closed at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8/1: Luminous Moon/Gruener Astronomy Hall will be closed at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 8/11: Luminous Moon/Gruener Astronomy Hall will be closed at 4:30 p.m.
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July 2019

Adult Full Moon Night Hike and Sip

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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…

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Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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!    Schedule Hands-On Moon Activities…

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Apollo Party 21+

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

An adults-only, after hours celebration of the first moonwalk Saturday, July 20, 6-10pm $14, $9 for members 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.   Buy Tickets   Schedule: Marvelous Night for a Moon Dance Party 6-10pm Rotunda If you’ve been practicing the moon walk NOW…

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Family Hikes

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Family Hikes

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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August 2019

First Friday: Light

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Light Up The Night! Light, from many different sources, is all around us and has existed since the beginning of the universe. Join us for an enlightening First Friday and learn about the form of energy that sustains life, reveals colors, and can travel at nearly 300 million meters per second! Through talks, hand-on activities, and exhibitry, we’ll highlight the importance of light in science, art, and culture. And don’t miss We Love the Light, a special First Friday presentation from Oakland’s…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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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Beginners Astrophotography Class

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

If YOU have ever wanted to try your hand at astrophotography or hone your existing skills, now is your chance! This beginners’ class will be led by the President of the East Bay Astronomical Society, Richard Ozer, and will guide you through basic steps of astrophotography. The class ends with a guided session out on our Observation Deck. This $20 class requires advanced registration. It is recommended that you bring your own camera and USB drive, but not required. Tripods…

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Adult Night Hike and Sip

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 11:00 pm - August 13 @ 3:00 am

Hang out on the new observation deck and be dazzled by the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower! The Perseid Meteor Shower lights up the night sky on August 12. You're invited to watch with us! Astronomers will be on site to answer any questions. In addition, guests can enjoy hot chocolate and other goodies.   Buy Tickets

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Family Hikes

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Bubblefest

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  An entire day of hands on bubble fun, live music and more at our first ever BubbleFest Saturday, August 17 2019 10am-5pm   Learn all about the science behind bubbles and see how bubbles can change form as professional bubble artists expose the wonders of these remarkable spheres. This is a day all about bubbles! Blow, pop, dunk and experience the wonder of bubbles with an entire lineup of activities that will have you feeling bubbly! Enjoy bubble shows,…

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Family Hikes

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Highly Mixological 21+

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of all things Sci-Fi! Experiment with sciency cocktails and show off your moves on the dance floor! Learn about the possibility of life on other planets and discover the science behind science fiction. Capture a memorable evening dressed in our favorite Sci-Fi garb and enter to win our costume contest! This event is 21+  $20   Buy Tickets

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Slumber With the Stars: An Adults-Only Overnight

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - August 25 @ 9:00 am

Come for the party and stay for the night! In addition to an all access pass to the popular Highly Mixological party that evening, you’ll have exclusive time to our tinkering/making lounge for hands-on DIY fun, dining and entertainment. After the party ends, enjoy a private showing of the laser light show, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Camp out under the starry skies near the redwood forest or one of our indoor astronomical exhibitions. Rise early for a…

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Family Hikes

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Bring On The Drums: Drum Making Workshop with Microphone Mechanics

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come make your very own table drum. Design it, build it, learn rhythms, build community, and most importantly take your drum home as a legacy instrument. Recommended for ages 7-107. $20 per person   Buy Tickets  

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Slumber with the Stars–The Dog Days of Summer

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - September 1 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with a Slumber Party for the Whole Family! Cool off the heat with outdoor fun games and activities, DJ, s'mores, stargazing and carnival food. As the sun goes down enjoy an outdoor blockbuster movie (weather permitting) or one of our feature shows in the planetarium. Bring your tents to camp out in the courtyard, observatory or our fabulous limited summer Luminous moon exhibition.  Outdoor activities and telescope viewing are subject to change and/or move…

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September 2019

First Friday: The Great Outdoors

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

School is back in session, but nature is our favorite classroom. Join us for a First Friday all about outdoor appreciation! Learn all about Bay Area ecology and how you can participate in science when you’re outside. Here at Chabot, we love to talk about how space exploration helps us learn about other planets, but what about how it helps us learn about our own planet? All of that and more at The Great Outdoors First Friday!   Get Tickets

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

September 8 @ 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 Full Moon Night Hike and Sip

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

4-5-mile hike round trip Harvest 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 light of the moon. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear interesting stories and facts about the harvest 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…

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Adult Night Hike and Sip with Michael Charnofsky

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Led by East Bay Regional Park District and Chabot, join us for a special edition of Hike & Sip with special guest Michael Charnofsky. Michael has worked for over 20 years in outdoor science education as a Naturalist and he has served on the Board of the California Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for 20 years. Our evening program will start with a brief overview of the old growth Coastal Redwoods in California and a viewing of Old Survivor,…

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Lectures & Lasers: Colorblindness with EnChroma

September 20 @ 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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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! 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!   Get Tickets

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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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