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July 2020

Virtual Telescope Viewing

July 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 May 29, 2021

Every Saturday 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch Watch Party

July 30 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 am

Thursday, July 30 4-5:30 a.m. Free This summer, the Mars 2020 spacecraft with its Perseverance Rover will launch as part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort to explore the Red Planet. Wake up early and watch along with Chabot’s astronomers virtually as we witness this historic launch! RSVP on Facebook   Astronomers from Chabot Space and Science Center will be watching along and responding to questions in the comments. We invite our community to join us for questions,…

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NASA Talk: Advanced Materials and Technologies for NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission and Beyond

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Talk with NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Lauren Abbott Friday, July 31 8-9 p.m. Free, RSVP on Facebook Join NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Lauren Abbott on Facebook Live for a closer look at the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and the technologies that enable Perseverance to make the journey to Mars! NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission is targeted to launch soon in the window from July 30 to August 15, 2020. It will land the Perseverance rover in Mars’ Jezero Crater on…

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August 2020

Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 1 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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MISSION: MARS – Things You Need to Know to Become a Future Mars Explorer

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

Talk by Planetary Scientist Dr. Pascal Lee Wednesday, August 5 7-8 p.m. RSVP on Facebook The first human mission to Mars will be humanity’s greatest adventure in space exploration in the 21st century. As with all expeditions, its success will depend on planning, which includes having well-trained explorers. Following his award-winning book Mission: Mars published by Scholastic, Dr Lee will take kids of all ages through six key phases of early training to become Future Mars Explorers: 1) Discover Mars,…

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Space Current Events and the Long Trip to Mars

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Talk with Gerald McKeegan Friday, August 7 8-9 p.m. Join astronomer Gerald McKeegan for an update on space news, followed by a no-math lesson in orbital mechanics. He'll explain how NASA plans the flight path for sending spacecraft to Mars, and why it takes so long to get there. Calculators not required! RSVP on Facebook Support STEM Education While this event is free, please consider making a donation so we can continue to create engaging STEM programming for everyone. Any…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 8 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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The Sky This Month

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What's happening in the sky this month? Friday, August 14 8-9 p.m. Free Join Chabot's astronomers, with Gerald McKeegan & Don Saito on Facebook Live 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! RSVP on Facebook To receive a notification when the talk begins, make sure to "Like" the Chabot Space and Science Center Facebook page. Your Support Matters While this…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 15 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Live Science

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on September 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

Every Tuesday Morning 11-11:30 a.m. Free Join us for Chabot’s new virtual program, Live Science! The Live Science series is every Tuesday morning on Facebook Live. Each week, our Science Educator, Haley will lead a live demonstration of one explosive, chilling, or thrilling reaction that cannot be done at home! We’ll ask for your observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before covering the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions.…

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137 Years of Chabot Space & Science Center in 60 Minutes

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take a look back through more than 135 years of Oakland history! Wednesday, August 19 8-9 p.m. Watch on Facebook Watch on Zoom Zoom Passcode: 588124 Chabot Space & Science Center has very old roots in Oakland and the East Bay, and no fewer than three incarnations as a student and public observatory and science education center. Now celebrating the 20th anniversary at its present location on the skyline of the Oakland Hills, the institution as a whole turns 137…

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Chabot’s Star Party Spectacular

August 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, August 21 8-9 p.m. Join us as we celebrate our 20th anniversary at our Skyline campus! RSVP on Zoom RSVP on Facebook   This August, Chabot Space & Science Center is celebrating is 137th birthday and 20th anniversary at its Skyline location. Join us as we celebrate these milestones virtually with a one-of-a-kind star party to benefit STEM education. The evening will include exciting activities, trivia, engaging speakers and end with a special telescope viewing! We have a very…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 22 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Adult Virtual Hike & Sip: Foraging the Edible Forest 

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, August 28 8-9 p.m. RSVP on Facebook Join us for a special edition of our popular Hike & Sip program with special guest Constance Taylor, Naturalist for the East Bay Regional Park District. Did you know that California is home to smorgasbord of wild edible plants? It’s true. Learn to identify some of the most common species and how to enjoy them. We’ll share recipes for cocktails using commonly found plants and trees. Then sit back, relax and let…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

August 29 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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September 2020

The Ultimate Lunar Camping Trip

September 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Talk by Faride Khalaf Friday, September 4 8-9 p.m. Free on Facebook LiveWe are taking a special camping trip to Earth's moon! Join us on Facebook Live as we imagine extreme camping excursions at Camp Luna.  What goes through the mind when leaving the comforts of home and dramatically changing our environment, traveling a great distance? Together, we can examine how to plan and accomplish the perfect out-of-doors journey, and we can ponder the personal solitude and experience we’re in…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 5 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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The Sky This Month

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What's happening in the sky this month? Friday, September 11 8-9 p.m. Free Join Chabot's astronomers, with Gerald McKeegan & Don Saito on Facebook Live 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! RSVP on Facebook To receive a notification when the talk begins, make sure to "Like" the Chabot Space and Science Center Facebook page. Your Support Matters Your support…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 12 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Virtual Family Hike

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, September 18 8-9 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join us for our monthly virtual hike with Naturalists from the East Bay Regional Park District. As the summer fog gives way to the crisper dry autumn, the redwood forest is in transition. Learn about how this seasonal change affects the lives of the redwood forest and the animals who live there. On a night with no moon, the perfect conditions for stargazing, make connections between the animals of the forest…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 19 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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Planetary Defense: Avoiding a Cosmic Catastrophe

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Talk with Dr. Megan Bruck Syal and Dr. Mary Burkey- Lawrence Livermore National Lab Friday, September 25 8-9 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Our planet has been continually bombarded by asteroids since its formation, 4.5 billion years ago. While the frequency of large impacts has decreased, many potential Near-Earth Object (NEO) threats remain undiscovered, so if or when they will impact Earth remains unknown. Most of the time, an impacting asteroid will simply burn up in the atmosphere,…

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Lunar Landing Sites, Past and Future 

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

Talk with Brian Day, Deputy Staff Scientist at NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute Saturday, September 26 7-8 p.m. Fifty years ago we were in the midst of human exploration of the Moon through the Apollo program. In this presentation, we will look back at each of the Apollo landing sites, why they were chosen, what made these locations so fascinating, and what we learned from them. He will then look ahead to potential future landing sites that were…

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Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 26 @ 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 on Facebook Live Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live 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.   How to Watch We will go live…

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International Observe the Moon Night Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday, September 26 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join us for a special Virtual Telescope Viewing with our resident astronomers. We will go on a guided tour of the Moon for International Observe the Moon Night!   About International Observe the Moon Night International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The annual event connects scientists, educators and…

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