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September 2019

Adult Full Moon Night Hike and Sip

September 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This hike's theme is Harvest Moon! 3-4 mile hike round trip This event is 21+ Capacity is limited. Buy Tickets   The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. The 4-5 mile hike will be lit by the light of the moon. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear interesting stories and facts about the harvest moon. The evening will be capped off by stargazing…

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Adult Night Hike and Sip with Michael Charnofsky

September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$30 Non-Members, $27 members 4-5-mile hike round trip (moderate pace which some hills) *Advanced reservations are encouraged as our hikes sell out quickly* Get your tickets now! Led by East Bay Regional Park District and Chabot, join us for a special edition of Hike & Sip with special guest Michael Charnofsky. Michael has worked for over 20 years in outdoor science education as a Naturalist and he has served on the Board of the California Association of Environmental and Outdoor…

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CANCELLED: Lectures & Lasers: Colorblindness with EnChroma

September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Unfortunately, we will be cancelling this Lectures and Lasers. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets or planned on attending. Make sure to catch next month's Lectures and Lasers with Jahi on October 18. Get your tickets now: https://chabotspace.org/…/lectures-lasers-hip-hop-with-jahi/.  

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October 2019

First Friday: Spooky Science

October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Scientists! Friday, October 4th, 2019 6-10pm Get Tickets   October’s First Friday is all about spooky science. Learn about the science of fear, say hello to some creepy crawlers, and hear scientific explanations for things that go bump in the night. Science is so fun… it’s scary! See Full Schedule    

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Future Friday: SETI’s Margaret Race

October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

What goes into planning a mission to space? Get Tickets This month hear from SETI Senior Research Scientist, Margaret Race. Her lecture, Behind the Scenes Planning--To the Moon and Beyond, gives you an exclusive look into the important prep work that the public never sees before hitting the launchpad. If you've ever been curious about the search for extraterrestrial life, Dr. Race's work focuses on astrobiology, science policy issues associated with space exploration and emerging technologies. Get an insider's peek…

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International Observe the Moon Night

October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor. Join us during our free public viewing hours as we observe the Moon through our telescopes! (Weather Permitting). This is a free event!

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

October 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 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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Adult Night Hike & Sip

October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price $30 / $27 Members   The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. The 4-5 mile hike will be lit by the light of the moon. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear stellar stories and facts! The evening will be capped off by stargazing and planet-hunting on our observation deck. Each hiker will receive two complementary glasses of wine or beer along with…

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Lectures & Lasers: Hip Hop with Jahi

October 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get lit with lasers! October 18 6-10 p.m. Get Tickets   Schedule 6pm – Doors open 7-8:30pm – Jahi Talk & Performance 9pm – Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show   About Lectures and 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? Grab a beer and head into our Planetarium for a unique talk followed by…

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Starlight Gala: Elemental

October 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join community leaders and supporters of science for Chabot’s annual Starlight Gala. October 26, 6–10 pm Get Tickets or learn more about sponsorship   Gala is on! Although Chabot is within the possible outage zone, we will be open for Gala. Our annual Starlight Gala supports education programs that promote science literacy and lifelong STEM learning throughout our community.   About Starlight Gala A MASSive Theme This year’s theme alludes to the ubiquity of science in our lives. Energy and…

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All Hallows’ Eve Costume Party

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 12:00 am

    Step into the dark world of alchemy... We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.  At this year’s All Hallows' Eve Costume Party, be transported to a world where magic might be real and new wonders are around every corner. Will you be the one to find the universal elixir? Join us for a night of powerful libations from the Apothecary, mystifying experiments, tarot readings and an intoxicating dance floor in the company of intriguing individuals. Party with a…

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November 2019

First Friday: Sleep

November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, November 1 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Buy Tickets See the Full Schedule What exactly does sleep do for your body and mind? What do researchers know about the science of sleep and why do we dream? Did you know that rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep is when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake? Learn about all of this and more at our Sleep First Friday! Join us for a science of sleep talk, hands on…

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Future Friday: Andrew Fraknoi

November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

November 1 6-10 p.m. In collaboration with the Bay Area Science Festival Get Tickets     July 20, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on the surface of the Moon.  In that time, the Apollo missions, a fleet of robotic probes, and observations from Earth have taught us a lot about Earth’s surprising satellite.  In this non-technical talk, Andrew Fraknoi, who is sometimes called the Bay Area’s public astronomer, will look at the past, present, and future of the Moon, including…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

November 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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SOLD OUT: Transit of Mercury

November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am

The next Transit of Mercury won’t take place until 2049, so don’t miss out on this incredible sight! November 11 7-10:30 a.m. Buy Tickets   Members free with login. Pre-registration is recommended. Join us at Chabot for this rare event, in which we see Mercury crossing directly in front of the Sun! This will be an exciting early morning event beginning at sunrise. During a transit, Mercury appears as a tiny black dot moving across the disk of the Sun.…

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Lectures and Lasers: Amy X Neuburg Live Under the Planetarium Dome

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get lit with lasers! November 15 7 p.m. Buy Tickets   Get lit with lasers! Close out the year with our adults-only series that blends learning new things with straight up kickin’ it. Join scientists, experts, performers, and artists to delve into a new topic. After your brain is tuned in, drop out with an old-school Planetarium laser show set to iconic music. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks with be available for purchase. Schedule 6pm – Doors open 7pm –…

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December 2019

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

December 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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First Friday: Candy Chemistry

December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for this delicious First Friday as we dive into the sweet science of candy! December 6 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Buy Tickets See Full Schedule What makes candy hard or soft? Learn what happens when sugar is heated up and how temperature effects the outcome.  Enjoy candy making workshops and learn how to make your own candy at home! The Oakland Youth Chorus will be joining us for their winter concert under the Planetarium with fun songs…

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CANCELLED: Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - December 14, 2019 @ 3:00 am

December 13 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. Get Tickets Unfortunately, the Geminid Meteor Shower Viewing is cancelled due poor viewing conditions. As luck would have it this Friday the 13th, we are expecting rain and fog. Guests can expect a full refund within 7-10 business days. Thank you for your interest everyone, and we hope to see you for our next meteor shower viewing in August 2020! Starting at dusk, spectators should be able to spot 50-100 meteors per hour,…

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Chabot Mesmerica Experience

December 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An Ultimate, One-Of-A-Kind Planetarium Journey December 18 6-8:30 p.m.  Buy Tickets   Sit back and be transported by a special one-night only Chabot experience! Join supporters of STEM education for a night that showcases the very best and most immersive visuals the planetarium has to offer.  This double feature is your chance to catch a rare Beatles laser show, followed by the stunning hit Mesmerica show. We are proud to partner with James Hood's Mesmerica for this event.   Schedule…

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Bring on the Drums: Drum Making Workshop with Microphone Mechanics

December 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come make your very own table drum! Saturday, December 21 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Get Tickets   Design it, build it, learn rhythms, build community, and most importantly take your drum home! Bring on the Drums is an intergenerational experience where participants get to make their own table drum, a creation of Microphone Mechanics.  Learn some history about drumming, design it based on words that represent you, and learn rhythms and new ways to collaborate with others in music.…

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CANCELLED: Slumber With The Stars (4+): Family Holiday Pajama Party

December 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Saturday, December 28, 2019 6pm-9am   Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. All ticket holders will be contacted directly. The next event in this series is Slumber With The Stars: Written In The Stars, A Night Of Celestial Romance on February 16-17. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift – this romantic evening is just for adults and designed for couples. Learn More About The Next Slumber With The Stars   There's no better gift than time together, and this holiday slumber…

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Balloon Drop

December 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Original Bay Area Balloon Drop December 31 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Buy Tickets   Ring in the New Year without staying up all night! When it’s 11 a.m. in Oakland, it will be 2020 somewhere on the planet. Celebrate strokes of midnight around the world at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. 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…

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January 2020

First Friday: Life Hacks & Skills

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, January 3 6-10 p.m. Buy Tickets See The Schedule Is your New Years’ Resolution to learn new skills? Be more sustainable? Create cool things? Then you’ve come to the right place. Have a blast while finding new ways to hack and improve your life! Learn new life skills, play with robots, and test out your inventing chops at our first First Friday of the decade! From silly to serious- there’s a life hack out there for everyone.  

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

January 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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