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Saturday, 9/7: Luminous Moon/Gruener Astronomy Hall will be closed at 4:30 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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August 2019

Highly Mixological 21+

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

An adults-only science fiction celebration! Saturday, August 24 6–10pm This event is 21+ Check Out The Schedule Buy Tickets At this year’s Highly Mixological we’re bringing together our favorite space-based series, Star Trek and Star Wars, for a night of science fiction celebration! Catch a Light Saber show, learn some conversational Klingon, and test your knowledge at sci-fi trivia. The best costumes will win a prize at our costume contest, so make sure to dress to impress. Grab a specialty…

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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! Saturday, August 24 Advanced ticket required: $85, $75 Members Buy Tickets 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…

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Bring On The Drums: Drum Making Workshop with Microphone Mechanics

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

Saturday, August 31 1–3pm Buy Tickets Come make your very own table drum! Design it, build it, learn rythms, build community, and most importantly take your drum home as a legacy instrument. Recommended for ages 7-107 Bring on The Drums is a community artistic series created by Jahi where participants design their own “Table Drum.” Youth and adults identify words that represent who they are, design the drum, learn about the history of drums from Africa, then learn rhythms that…

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Family Hikes

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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

$14, $11 Members, per person Buy Tickets 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.    

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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! Get Tickets   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!…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. Sign Up Here 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!

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Adult Full Moon Night Hike and Sip

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

This hike's theme is Harvest Moon! 3-4 mile hike round trip This event is 21+ Capacity is limited. Buy Tickets   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…

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Adult Night Hike and Sip with Michael Charnofsky

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

$30 Non-Members, $27 members 4-5-mile hike round trip (moderate pace which some hills) *Advanced reservations are encouraged as our hikes sell out quickly* Get your tickets now! 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…

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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! 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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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 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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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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Elemental Starlight Gala

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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Elemental Starlight Costume Party

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 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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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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