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January 2021

Virtual Telescope Viewing

January 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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Prepare for Landing: An Update on NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talk by Gerald McKeegan   Friday, January 29 7-8 p.m. Free, Watch on Facebook and YouTube Get ready to land on Mars! The Mars 2020 spacecraft, carrying the Perseverance rover, is already close to Mars, and the rover will land on February 18, 2021.  Join us Friday evening as astronomer Gerald McKeegan gives a Mars 2020 mission update. He'll describe the final phase of the flight and the "seven minutes of terror" NASA controllers will undergo as Perseverance descends to the Martian…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

January 30 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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February 2021

Virtual Telescope Viewing

February 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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The Sky This Month

February 12 @ 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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Virtual Telescope Viewing

February 13 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Landing Watch Party + Q&A

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover land on Mars! Thursday, February 18 12-2 p.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube Join our community for a special Mars rover landing watch party and Q&A with NASA experts who worked on the mission. The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will make history when it lands on the red planet at 12:55 p.m. PST!  We are coming together virtually to make observations, ask questions and celebrate this moment in history. Connect with Chabot astronomers and experts as…

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Perseverance: Entry Descent and Landing

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Talk by NASA’s Jose Santos, Aerospace Engineer and MEDLI2 Deputy Project Manager Friday, February 19 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube Entry, Descent, and Landing – often referred to as "EDL" – is the shortest and most intense phase of the Mars 2020 mission. It begins when the spacecraft reaches the top of the Martian atmosphere, travelling nearly 12,500 miles per hour (20,000 kilometers per hour). It ends about seven minutes later, with Perseverance stationary on…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

February 20 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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Searching With NASA’s SOFIA

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know there's a telescope flying through the sky? Talk by Dr. Dana Backman Tuesday, February 23 7-8 p.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube Get to know SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, which recently helped scientists find water on the Moon. SOFIA is a specially-modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a very powerful 106-inch reflecting telescope. Soaring above 40,000 feet allows astronomers to study the Universe in ways that are not possible from the ground. What have…

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How NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ve made it to Mars! Now what comes next? Talk by Faride Khalaf Friday, February 26 7-8 p.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube The best part of traveling is when you arrive at your destination. You gather your belongings, freshen up and then start your trip. The Mars rover goes through a similar process. When a spacecraft approaches the planet Mars, there is an important process that requires extremely reliable technology! Learn more about the advanced techniques that deliver rovers…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

February 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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March 2021

Virtual Telescope Viewing

March 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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The Sky This Month

March 12 @ 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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Messier Marathon

March 13 @ 7:30 pm

Join Chabot astronomers for the ultimate astronomy challenge! March 13-14 7:30 p.m. - 6 a.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube Tune in virtually as we explore the skies with a Messier Marathon, an event where astronomers observe as many Messier Catalog objects as they can. During this favorable time of the year, the Moon is absent and the sky orientation allows us to observe all of them through Chabot’s most powerful telescope, Nellie. There are 110 Messier objects, all galaxies,…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

March 13 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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Citizen Science Astronomy for Classrooms 

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SETI Talk with Daniel Peluso  Tuesday, March 16 7-8 p.m.  Watch on Facebook and YouTube Learn about how students are using the Unistellar eVscope smart telescopes to engage in citizen science and exoplanet research! With the eVscope a novice astronomer can partake in exciting astronomy observation even from the heart of a city thanks to intelligent Light Pollution Reduction.  Our team (University of Southern Queensland, Unistellar, American Modeling Teachers Association, and Global Hands on Universe) is developing a novel citizen science astronomy observing research program at K-14 schools in collaboration with…

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Breaking Space News

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Your news desk on space...in space! Thursday, March 18 7-7:30 p.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube What’s going on in space? Chabot’s Breaking Space News live stream shines a light on recent and upcoming events in space exploration, astronomy, and any other startling or amazing things going on in the solar system and universe beyond.    Your Support Matters Your support fuels exciting STEM programs like these. While this event is free, please consider making a donation to make fun…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

March 20 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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Solar Safe Water For All

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 27 11:00 a.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube  In honor of Women’s History Month and World Water Day, join us for an exciting talk from the founder of Solvatten, Petra Wadstrom. She will talk about her company's solar safe water system, that provides people living in developing countries with safe and hot water in a portable, environmentally friendly way.  Solvatten (Swedish for “Sun Water”) Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sweden, Solvatten AB is a social enterprise that develops the Solvatten Solar Safe Water System, a cost-effective solution for use at the…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

March 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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April 2021

Virtual Telescope Viewing

April 3 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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The Sky This Month

April 9 @ 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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Virtual Telescope Viewing

April 10 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

  Every Saturday 9-10:30 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…

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Breaking Space News

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Your news desk on space...in space! Thursday, April 15 7-7:30 p.m. Watch on Facebook and YouTube What’s going on in space? Chabot’s Breaking Space News live stream shines a light on recent and upcoming events in space exploration, astronomy, and any other startling or amazing things going on in the solar system and universe beyond.    Your Support Matters Your support fuels exciting STEM programs like these. While this event is free, please consider making a donation to make fun…

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