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October 2018

First Glance Members Only Telescope Viewing

October 14, 2018 @ 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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Science on Saturdays

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chabot in Partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Presents Science on Saturdays Presentation Topic: Laser-Plasma Accelerators: Riding the Wave to the Next Generation X-Ray Light Sources

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Starlight Gala: MYSTERIUM

October 27, 2018 @ 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. Creative black tie-dress is highly encouraged. For more information, please contact Development@chabotspace.org

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Starlight AfterParty: Mysterium

October 27, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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First Glance – Members Only Telescope Viewing

November 18, 2018 @ 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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NASA InSight Landing Live Stream

November 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$8.00

Join us at Chabot as we live stream the NASA InSight Landing on Mars in our Megadome Theater. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience to watch live as the probe enters Mars atmosphere and prepares for its long journey of discovery on the Red Planet! Join our resident astronomers for a talk about InSight and explore our new exhibit, Going the Distance: Our Reach into Space, where you can pilot a rover across a Martian terrain and view…

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December 2018

$5 First Friday: Starry Night

December 7, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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. Sign Up Here

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Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

11pm, Dec 13-3:30am, Dec 14 Price: $8 / Members are free!  Please check in with your membership card on the day of the event. 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.   Get tickets

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Planning a Trip to Mars

December 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Megadome Theater Join us for a special talk linked with Chabot’s “Going the Distance theme– Our Reach into Space.” Dr. Margaret S. Race, Senior Scientist at the SETI Institute will explain what’s involved in Astrobiology and searches for ET life.   It takes LOTS MORE than just rocket scientists and astronauts.  You’ll be amazed at how many career paths are involved.

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Slumber with the Stars, A Family Night at the Museum

December 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday, Dec. 29, 6pm- Sunday, Dec. 30 10am Slumber with the Stars, A Family Night at the Museum Science (+4) 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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Annual New Year’s Eve Balloon Drops

December 31, 2018 @ 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 special activities throughout the Center. Drop Times: 11am: Ages 5 & Under (Rotunda) 1pm: Ages 6 -12 (Rotunda) 1pm: Ages 5 & Under (Discovery Lab) 4pm:…

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January 2019

$5 First Friday: The Science of Color

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Is your red the same as my red? Join us for a chromatic exploration into the science of color! Discover how the brain perceives the visible light spectrum and how color theory manifests in human endeavors like art and design. Learn about how color and psychology are connected, the technology helping color blind people gain a new perspective, and finally be able to give a good answer when someone asks you why the sky is blue! Pre-purchase your tickets for…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 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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Lectures & Lasers

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, January 18  6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Want to impress your friends with your knowledge of science and culture? Looking for a new date night activity? Just want to kick back and watch a laser show? Join us at Chabot for our new Lectures & Lasers series! Every month we’ll be joined by experts, writers, and entertainers to delve into a new topic from rocket launches to pop astrology and everything in between. Then grab a drink and head to…

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Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

January 20th - Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Update: The Lunar Eclipse Viewing at Chabot Space & Science Center is now an indoor event due to weather. All ticket holders are welcome to come and enjoy live streaming of the eclipse and hot chocolate here at the Center from 6pm-10pm.   Two lunar lectures are scheduled for 7 pm and 8:30 pm. Time Change: 6:00 pm to 10:00 PM   Eclipse timing: The eclipse begins with the penumbral phase at 6:36pm. The…

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February 2019

$5 First Friday: The Art & Science of Hip-Hop

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music is simultaneously an art and a science, and the two disciplines are closely related. Science and music are formed on the foundations of curiosity, creativity, and mathematics and results of both serve to enlighten and inspire us. Join us as we explore the dynamics of hip-hop music and discover the artistic and scientific elements that contribute to the genre. Experiment with turntables and create your own beats. Play with rhythm, poetry, melody, and timing by mixing and composing your…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. 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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Valentine’s Day Love Mission

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Romance on the red planet   Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm $80 per couple/$75 per couple (member’s price) This event is SOLD OUT with no waiting list. Celebrate with your Valentine and take a simulated space mission to Mars! 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.…

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Lectures & Lasers

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, February 15  6:00 pm to 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…

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Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Playdate for the Imagination™ Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 11th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 11th 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 filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops and more. Admission to only the festival is…

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Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

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

Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 11th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 11th 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 filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops and more. Admission to only the festival is free for Chabot members.…

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Open

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Center is open for the Presidents' Day holiday

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