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While the museum is under construction, the public is invited to explore the skies virtually and during a limited number of special events on Chabot’s Observation Deck.

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May 2021

The Sky This Month

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 14, 2021

What's happening in the sky this month? Every 2nd Friday of the month 7-8 p.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join Chabot's astronomers for a short tour of this month's nighttime sky. Learn to recognize many of this month's constellations and bright stars, and even learn a little about celestial navigation! Dates:  February 12 March 12 April 9 May 14   Your Support Matters Your support fuels exciting STEM programs like these. While this event is free, please consider making…

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Forbidden Planets: Alien Worlds in Science Fiction and Science Fact

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talk by The SETI Institute's Beth Johnson Tuesday, May 18 7-8 p.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube We’ve all traveled to Tatooine, and some of us to Vulcan or Pandora, but how do these sci-fi worlds compare to the real life exoplanets like Kepler 16b, or the seven planets of TRAPPIST 1?  Join us on a journey to alien landscapes, real and imagined, and see if you can tell which are science fact, and which are science fiction.   About…

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NASA Ocean Satellites, Supercomputers, And Climate Science

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talk by Dr. Dimitris Menemenlis, Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.  Friday, May 21 7 p.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube Learn more about climate science at NASA with Dr. Dimitris Menemenlis, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Working with the Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, or ECCO, Menemenlis and colleagues attempt to make the best possible estimates of ocean circulation and use these to investigate ocean interactions with sea ice, land ice, atmosphere,…

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Lunar Eclipse Virtual Watch Party

May 26 @ 1:30 am - 5:00 am

Get cozy for this special virtual event! Wednesday, May 26 1:30-5 a.m. PDT Watch on Facebook and YouTube Stay up with Chabot astronomers to virtually watch a total eclipse of the Moon as it passes through the shadow of the Earth. It has been more than two years since we’ve enjoyed a total lunar eclipse, and this one will be extra special: it will happen during a perigean full Moon – a “supermoon.”  Starting at 1:47 a.m. PDT, the Moon…

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June 2021

Asteroid Day Celebration

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 30 7-8 p.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube  Join us for an asteroid day celebration, a global effort to highlight asteroid detection, research, as well as the current and future missions to explore them. Our celebration will include a recorded interview by a panel of Chabot’s teen Galaxy Explorers of Astronaut Dr. Edward Lu, Executive Director of the Asteroid Institute and one of the founding members of B612, an organization that works towards protecting the Earth from asteroid impacts.  Our speakers of the evening will be Dr. Thomas Prettyman, Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on what small bodies have to…

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July 2021

Virtual Telescope Viewing

July 17 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Sunset Science: SOLD OUT

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 24 6:30-10 p.m. Chabot Observation Deck Enjoy a warm summer evening of activities and stargazing on Chabot's stunning Observation Deck! Learn about stellar concepts and preview our new offerings with special demonstrations, hands-on challenges and more. When the Sun goes down, the stars come out for exploring the cosmos through historic telescopes.   Other Upcoming Dates Tickets for July are sold out. Buy your tickets now for August and September Sunset Science events. Friday, August 27     …

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

July 24 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

July 31 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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August 2021

Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 7 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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SOLD OUT: Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party

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

August 11-12 11 p.m. - 3 a.m. Chabot Observation Deck Adults $15 Youth $7 Members Free Weather permitting TICKETS SOLD OUT Witness the peak of the dazzling Perseid Meteor Shower during this special in-person viewing on Chabot’s Observation Deck. Stay up late as the shower makes it annual trip through our atmosphere and lights up the night sky. Our astronomers are watching the show and eager to answer questions. Hot chocolate will be available.  To stay cozy during this late…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Sunset Science: RESCHEDULED

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

SUNSET SCIENCE 8/27 RESCHEDULED  Tonight’s Sunset Science event is rescheduled for future dates due to air quality concerns from wildfire smoke. Thank you for your understanding as we work to offer safe, fun and accessible events during this challenging time   Reschedule Your Visit Ticket holders are encouraged to contact Education Programs Manager, Lisa Hoover at lhoover@chabotspace.org to transfer tickets to upcoming Sunset Science events. These events have historically sold out, so we highly recommend transferring tickets as soon as…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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September 2021

Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 4 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 11 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 18 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Sunset Science: SOLD OUT

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday, September 26 6:30-10 p.m. Chabot Observation Deck Adults $15   Youth $5   Members Free   Enjoy a warm summer evening of activities and stargazing on Chabot's stunning Observation Deck! Learn about stellar concepts and preview our new offerings with special demonstrations, hands-on challenges and more. When the Sun goes down, the stars come out for exploring the cosmos through historic telescopes. Graze while you gaze! Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase on-site.   Other Upcoming Dates Tickets for…

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October 2021

Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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Sunset Science

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, October 8 6:30-10 p.m. Chabot Observation Deck Adults $15   Youth $5   Members Free   Get Tickets   Enjoy a warm summer evening of activities and stargazing on Chabot's stunning Observation Deck! Learn about stellar concepts and preview our new offerings with special demonstrations, hands-on challenges and more. When the Sun goes down, the stars come out for exploring the cosmos through historic telescopes. Graze while you gaze! Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase on-site.   Become a…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 9 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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International Observe The Moon Night Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 16 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday, October 16 8:30-10 p.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join us virtual for an International Observe the Moon Celebration with special guests from NASA and Chabot’s resident astronomers. Our astronomers will take you on a live virtual tour of Earth's Moon through our research telescope. As you explore you will learn about some of the moon’s geologic features and land formations and their significance throughout the night.   We’ll launch the program with a live science demonstration for families led by Jonas Dino from NASA. Following the demonstration…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 16 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Every Saturday 9 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live and YouTube every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. About Nellie Nellie is…

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