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August 2018

Slumber with the Stars, Perseids Meteor Shower Adult Sleepover 21+

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - August 13 @ 9:00 am

The Perseids are expected to be one of the best showers of 2018. Come early, have dinner, take a hike into the local redwood forest, watch a laser show, spend the night under the stars, and experience this spectacular phenomenon.

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Summertime Science: Bubbles

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for family fun in the sun at Chabot every 3rd Saturday during the summer months.

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Summer Hike Series: Adult Night Hike 18+

August 18 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest.

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Slumber with the Stars, A Solar Themed Family Overnight (ages 4+)

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - August 25 @ 10:00 am

Spend a night under the stars for an unforgettable experience through the realms of space.

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Summer Hike Series: Adult Night Hike 18+

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest.

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September 2018

$5 First Friday: Changing Climates

September 7 @ 6:00 pm

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

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Grandparent’s Day at Chabot

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grandparents are truly special! In honor of Grandparents Day, Chabot welcomes grandparents to visit the Center for half off.

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Drinkering & Tinkering at Drake’s Dealership

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland for a tinkering and drinkering happy hour! Bring a friend, grab a beer, and start making stuff!

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Summer Hike Series: Adult Night Hike 18+

September 28 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest.

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October 2018

$5 First Friday: The Future of Space

October 5 @ 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

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pieter Abbeel, President and Chief Scientist at Covariant.ai and Professor at UC Berkeley

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Going the Distance: Our Reach Into Space

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grand opening of our exciting new semi-permanent exhibition that explores how humans are expanding our boundaries by moving farther into the Universe than ever before.

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Ladies Do Launch: Space for Women

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a lunchtime panel discussion exploring the progress of women in the space industry. Panelists include: Astronaut Soyeon Yi, Astronomer Vivian White, Engineer Vanessa Kuroda, and Geologist Jen Blank. The event is produced in partnership with World Space Week and Bay Area Space for Women  

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First Glance Members Only Telescope Viewing

October 14 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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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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NASA InSight Landing Live Stream

November 26 @ 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 @ 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. Sign Up Here

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Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13 @ 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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