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Saturday, 10/27: We will be closed for our Starlight Gala.
Sunday, 10/28: Project Create will close at 4pm.
Saturday, 11/10: Project Create will close at 4pm.
Friday, 11/30: Project Create will close at 4pm.
Saturday, 12/1: Project Create will close at 4pm.
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October 2018

Starlight Gala: MYSTERIUM

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

October 27, 2018 6 pm-10 pm Join us as we transform the Center for a magical night of feasting, dancing and fun to raise important funds for Chabot’s innovative, hands on STEAM education programs. We will honor our 2018 Champions of Science: City of Oakland Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington and Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society. Proceeds support science education. Buy Tickets Creative black tie-dress is highly encouraged. For more information, please contact Development@chabotspace.org

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Starlight AfterParty: Mysterium

October 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Party with A Purpose Adult 21+ Party Tickets: $55 general includes open bar and treats Celebrate Halloween at Chabot while supporting science education across the Bay Area. AfterParty features dancing, live magic shows, an all night Planetarium laser and music show, and a senses defying access to the Magical Mystery Chamber. Buy Tickets

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November 2018

$5 First Friday: Exploring the Solar System

November 2 @ 6:00 pm

Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages!

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Future Fridays Lecture Series

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Jeff Kirschner, Founder of Litterati app. Begun in 2011, the Future Fridays Lecture Series is an evening lecture series that runs in the Fall and Spring and features talks by prominent leaders, authors, and innovators. The lectures are open to Chabot’s Stellar Society corporate and community supporters. Additional guests are welcome on a space available basis. The Future Fridays Series is generously underwritten by Rudney Associates.  

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Science on Saturdays

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chabot in Partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Presents Science on Saturdays  Saturday, November 10, 2-3:30pm Free with Admission. This presentation is geared towards a high school student audience, though open to all-ages. High school students get free admission and a t-shirt for attending the program. Presentation Topic:Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging with X-ray lasers

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First Glance Members Only Telescope Viewing

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Chabot 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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December 2018

$5 First Friday: Starry Night

December 7 @ 6:00 pm

Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages!

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First Glance Members Only Telescope Viewing

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Chabot 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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Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13 @ 11:00 pm

11pm, Dec 13-3:30am, Dec 14 Price: $8 / Hot Chocolate included Bundle up and join hundreds of community members who flock to Chabot to get above the urban light pollution to view the last spectacular meteor shower of 2018, learn about heavenly bodies and wish upon the "falling stars”. Weather permitting. Open areas for viewing, so lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.  

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Slumber with the Stars, A Family Night at the Museum

December 29 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday, Dec. 29, 6pm- Sunday, Dec. 30 10am Slumber with the Stars, A Family Night at the Museum Science Transform the Sleepover from Pajama Party to Night of Discovery with Famous Scientists of History. Includes: flashlight tours to meet historical characters who influenced modern astronomy, dinner and breakfast buffet, Night at the Museum movie screening, planetarium show, exhibits, telescope viewing (weather permitting). Sleeping areas: exhibit halls, meeting rooms, Pleiades courtyard (weather permitting) for those who wish to bring tents.

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New Year’s Eve Balloon Drops

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. Celebrate strokes of midnight around the world at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm. 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. Drop Times: 11am: Ages 5 & Under (Rotunda) 1pm: Ages 6 -12 (Rotunda) 1pm: Ages 5 & Under (Discovery Lab) 4pm: Ages 6 -…

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