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Thursday, 8/1: Luminous Moon/Gruener Astronomy Hall will be closed at 4:30 p.m.
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April 2019

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. April 14, 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

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 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 the planetarium dome for an immersive, multi-sensory…

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Lectures and Lasers

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 a unique talk followed by not one, but…

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Facility Rentals Open House

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us to see how the Center can transform into an out-of-this world event space at our annual Open House! Did you know Chabot hosts hundreds of customized private events every year, including weddings, galas, meetings, teambuilding retreats, banquets, conferences, mitzvahs, and more? The evening will feature Planetarium demos, catering tastings, booths by our favorite vendors, exhibit exploration, and telescope viewings. Our events team will be on-site to talk you through designing a private event at the Center. For questions…

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Teen Night

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, April 26 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm $5 general admission / Free for members and current GEs   Join us at Chabot for our first ever Teen Night, created by teens for teens. Youth (ages 13-18) and their families are invited to the museum after hours to celebrate teen accomplishments in STEAM and explore involvement opportunities!   About Chabot Teen Night What originally started as an opportunity for our Teen Galaxy Explorers to showcase their yearly projects has evolved into…

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May 2019

$5 First Friday: Star Wars Party

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

An Exciting and Immersive Experience Every First Friday Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore! Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. $5 admission begins at 6pm, and does not apply from 10am-5pm. The Center is closed to the general public between…

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Future Friday

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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. Dr. David Nelson The Natural History of the San Bruno Mountains Dr. David Nelson is an orthopedic hand surgeon in private practice at Marin General Hospital, is an avid fly fisherman, and a naturalist as well. He was formerly the head of Hand Surgery at UCSF, doing research in wrist fractures,…

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Lost In Space

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Friday, June 14 7pm & 8:30pm Price $40 Can you make it to the red planet and save your crew from calamity? Join us in our Challenger Learning Center Mission Simulator and live your astronaut dreams as you and your crew work together to complete your mission. Once you get your job assignments you'll be briefed by your Mission Commander and head onto the spacecraft to complete your mission critical tasks and (hopefully!) make it safely to Mars. Bring your…

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Lost In Space

May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Friday, May 10th  and June 14th 7pm & 8:30pm Price $40 This simulated space mission is strictly for adults only! Bring your friends, grab a beer, rock a flight suit, and experience the thrill of a NASA mission to Mars! Can you make it to the red planet and save your crew from calamity? Wine, beer, and light snacks will be provided. 21 + Buy Tickets

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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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Lectures and Lasers

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FRIDAY, MAY 17 6:00 PM TO 10:00 PM SHAKESPEARE WROTE SOURCE CODE How is a sonnet like a satellite? What do theater, software, and symphonies have in common? Conventional divisions and assumptions about arts and sciences can keep us in narrow modes of thinking and working. By taking an unorthodox look at widely different, often-divided disciplines, we can rethink and strengthen our skill sets, and discover powerful tools for addressing complex problems and creative challenges in any field. SPEAKER: LISA…

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Slumber With The Stars

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - May 27 @ 9:00 am

Start the Memorial Day holiday early with an out-of-this-world camping experience for the entire family. Your sleepover includes hands-on activities, exclusive after-hours time in the exhibits, planetarium shows and telescope viewing amidst the backdrop of the redwood forest. Enjoy hot chocolate while gazing at the stars and listening to stories about the constellations told by an expert astronomer then camp out under the starry skies or one of our exclusive indoor astronomical exhibitions. Dinner and breakfast are included with dairy…

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June 2019

First Friday: Dinosaurs!

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AN EXCITING AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE EVERY FIRST FRIDAY Each First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore! Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. $5 admission begins at 6pm, and does not apply from 10am-5pm. The Center is closed to the general public between 5-6pm…

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Family Hikes

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Family Hikes

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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

Find out more »

Lost In Space

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Friday, June 14 7pm & 8:30pm Price $40 Can you make it to the red planet and save your crew from calamity? Join us in our Challenger Learning Center Mission Simulator and live your astronaut dreams as you and your crew work together to complete your mission. Once you get your job assignments you'll be briefed by your Mission Commander and head onto the spacecraft to complete your mission critical tasks and (hopefully!) make it safely to Mars. Bring your…

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Lost In Space

June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Friday, June 14 7pm & 8:30pm Price $40 Can you make it to the red planet and save your crew from calamity? Join us in our Challenger Learning Center Mission Simulator and live your astronaut dreams as you and your crew work together to complete your mission. Once you get your job assignments you'll be briefed by your Mission Commander and head onto the spacecraft to complete your mission critical tasks and (hopefully!) make it safely to Mars. Bring your…

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Adult Hike and Sip: Cultural Tales of the Night Sky

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cultural Tales of the Night’s Sky The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We’ll hike along some of the most popular trails and learn about local history as we uncover evidence from early settlers and will examine local plants as we discuss the ecology of the forest. At sunset, we’ll stop to observe the first of the night’s visible stars and planets and discuss cultural stories related to the night’s sky. Upon return,…

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Lectures and Lasers: Brewology

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Lectures and Lasers Covers the Science of Beer 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…

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Family Sleepover: A Father’s Day Themed Experience

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - June 30 @ 9:00 am

  Have an unforgettable family experience and keep the Father’s Day celebrations going! You’ll enjoy hands-on making activities, exclusive after-hours time in the exhibits, planetarium shows, stargaze with expert astronomers and enjoy a family hike in the surrounding redwood forest (optional). Complete a special scavenger hunt, and you’ll earn a souvenir Chabot patch to commemorate your experience. Your sleepover includes a dinner and breakfast feast fit for a king. Have a night at the museum as you sleep amongst our…

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July 2019

Lunar First Friday

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  Lets kick off our July 50th Apollo Anniversary events at Chabot! Catch a glimpse of our new moon rock brought back from the Apollo 16 mission, learn all about the moon through hands on activities, and watch our new Planetarium show, Lunaverse. Learn about the moon’s origin and explore its motion, phases, tidal effects, and eclipses. Watch the preview of the new PBS series Chasing the Moon before it airs and join Chabot astronomer and KQED science contributor, Ben…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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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Evening Under The Moon

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for an evening under the stars and learn all about the Moon! Get your chance to walk through our newest exhibit, Luminous Moon- an exhibition of high-resolution lunar images captured by NASA orbiters and from Chabot astronomers. At 8:30pm, join us for a talk by Astronomer Gerald McKeegan about lunar geography and geology, and the contributions to lunar science that came (and still come) out of the Apollo Missions. And while you are here, be sure to view…

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Slumber With The Stars

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - July 14 @ 9:00 am

An out-of-this-world camping experience for the entire family! Your sleepover includes hands-on activities, exclusive after-hours time in the exhibits, planetarium shows and telescope viewing amidst the backdrop of the redwood forest. Enjoy hot chocolate while gazing at the stars and listening to stories about the constellations told by an expert astronomer then camp out under the starry skies or one of our exclusive indoor astronomical exhibitions.   Dinner and breakfast are included with dairy free and vegetarian options. All minors…

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