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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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Chabot Mesmerica Experience

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An Ultimate, One-Of-A-Kind Planetarium Journey December 18 6-8:30 p.m.  Buy Tickets   Sit back and be transported by a special one-night only Chabot experience! Join supporters of STEM education for a night that showcases the very best and most immersive visuals the planetarium has to offer.  This double feature is your chance to catch a rare Beatles laser show, followed by the stunning hit Mesmerica show. We are proud to partner with James Hood's Mesmerica for this event.   Schedule…

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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. Get Tickets   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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Slumber With The Stars (4+): Family Holiday Pajama Party

December 28 @ 6:00 pm - December 29 @ 9:00 am

Saturday, December 28, 2019 6pm-9am Buy Tickets   There's no better gift than time together, and this holiday slumber party will keep the winter magic going with food, fun and crafts that the whole family will love. Give your family a night at the museum filled with treasured memories and unique moments. Cozy up in your most comfortable pajamas and enjoy festive activities for all ages. A delicious catered dinner means no need to cook, then astronomy-themed crafts and activities…

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Balloon Drop

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

The Original Bay Area Balloon Drop December 31 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. General registration begins December 8. Member registration begins December 1.   Ring in the New Year without staying up all night! When it’s 11 a.m. in Oakland, it will be 2020 somewhere on the planet. 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…

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January 2020

First Friday: Life Hacks

January 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, January 3 6-10 p.m. Buy Tickets   Have a blast while using everyday objects in new ways to hack your life! A life hack is any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency. From water bottle sprinklers to the chapstick cheese snack, there are so many tricks to make life easier, and more fun!  

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Ferment It! A Pop-Up Event 18+

January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We’re dedicating one Friday night to play with one of the best chemical processes out there: fermentation! January 24, 7-11pm Here at Chabot, we love to experiment and create, especially when the outcomes are delicious.  Join us for an evening pop-up event with the Bay Area fermentation community where you can try yummy treats, learn how to home ferment, and get up close and personal with bacteria and yeast. This event is complete with demonstrations, talks, boozy booch, dance floor,…

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February 2020

First Friday: The Sound of Science

February 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, February 7 6-10pm Buy Tickets   Hello science our old friend, we’ve come to learn about sound again. Make some noise at this phonic First Friday! Explore the elements of sound and how living things experience them through hands (and ears)-on interactives lead by our community partners. Loud, quiet, annoying, beautiful: all sounds are welcome!

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Valentine’s Day Love Missions 21+

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Celebrate with your Valentine and take a simulated space mission to Mars! February 13, 7-8pm & 8:30-9:30pm February 14, 7-8pm & 8:30-9:30pm What can be more romantic than a trip to the red planet? Enjoy beer, wine, appetizers and desserts during your mission briefing, and then head to the spacecraft where you and your partner will work together to navigate the spacecraft safely to Mars. This event is 21+.

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Valentine’s Day Love Missions 21+

February 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Celebrate with your Valentine and take a simulated space mission to Mars! February 13, 7-8pm & 8:30-9:30pm February 14, 7-8pm & 8:30-9:30pm What can be more romantic than a trip to the red planet? Enjoy beer, wine, appetizers and desserts during your mission briefing, and then head to the spacecraft where you and your partner will work together to navigate the spacecraft safely to Mars. This event is 21+.

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Slumber With The Stars: Written in the Stars, A Night of Celestial Romance

February 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am

Sunday, February 16, 2020 6pm-9am Buy Tickets   A night at the museum is the stellar date night you'll never forget. The perfect Valentine's Day gift - this romantic evening is just for adults and designed for couples. Start the evening off with a delicious, candlelit dinner in a private museum exhibit. Indulge in a lesson on the history of chocolate, also known as “the food of the gods”, paired with an exclusive show in our 360-degree Planetarium dome. At…

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Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

February 22 & 23 10am-5pm Buy Tickets for Saturday 2/22 Buy Tickets for Sunday 2/23   Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 12th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 12th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special presentations from Award-Winning Pixar…

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March 2020

First Friday: Food Fascination

March 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Throw your table manners out the window and join us as we play with our food! March 6, 6-10pm Buy Tickets Learn all about the science of the food we eat through hands on activities and demonstrations by local community partners. Dig into every aspect of the production and consumption of your daily meals, with an emphasis on education, community, and sustainability.  

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Science Carnival

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

March 21, 10am-5pm Carnival is free with general admission tickets March is Women’s History Month and Chabot is partnering with Scientific Adventures for Girls to honor women’s contributions to science and inspire the next generation of scientists. Our Science Carnival celebrates making science and discovery accessible to all learners. Join us for hands-on exploration, student-led science demos, and an opportunity to chat with inspiring role models from all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields!

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