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December 2018

Slumber with the Stars, A Family Night at the Museum

December 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday, Dec. 29, 6pm- Sunday, Dec. 30 10am Slumber with the Stars, A Family Night at the Museum Science (+4) Transform the Sleepover from Pajama Party to Night of Discovery with Famous Scientists of History. Includes: flashlight tours to meet historical characters who influenced modern astronomy, dinner and breakfast buffet, Night at the Museum movie screening, planetarium show, exhibits, telescope viewing (weather permitting). Sleeping areas: exhibit halls, meeting rooms, Pleiades courtyard (weather permitting) for those who wish to bring tents.…

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Annual New Year’s Eve Balloon Drops

December 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Families can ring in the New Year without staying up all night with one of Chabot’s most popular annual events. Celebrate strokes of midnight around the world at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm. Kids will count down and celebrate with hundreds of colorful balloons dropping from above and stay for the day to participate in special activities throughout the Center. Drop Times: 11am: Ages 5 & Under (Rotunda) 1pm: Ages 6 -12 (Rotunda) 1pm: Ages 5 & Under (Discovery Lab) 4pm:…

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January 2019

$5 First Friday: The Science of Color

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Is your red the same as my red? Join us for a chromatic exploration into the science of color! Discover how the brain perceives the visible light spectrum and how color theory manifests in human endeavors like art and design. Learn about how color and psychology are connected, the technology helping color blind people gain a new perspective, and finally be able to give a good answer when someone asks you why the sky is blue! Pre-purchase your tickets for…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 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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Lectures & Lasers

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, January 18  6:30 pm to 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…

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Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

January 20th - Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Update: The Lunar Eclipse Viewing at Chabot Space & Science Center is now an indoor event due to weather. All ticket holders are welcome to come and enjoy live streaming of the eclipse and hot chocolate here at the Center from 6pm-10pm.   Two lunar lectures are scheduled for 7 pm and 8:30 pm. Time Change: 6:00 pm to 10:00 PM   Eclipse timing: The eclipse begins with the penumbral phase at 6:36pm. The…

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February 2019

$5 First Friday: The Art & Science of Hip-Hop

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music is simultaneously an art and a science, and the two disciplines are closely related. Science and music are formed on the foundations of curiosity, creativity, and mathematics and results of both serve to enlighten and inspire us. Join us as we explore the dynamics of hip-hop music and discover the artistic and scientific elements that contribute to the genre. Experiment with turntables and create your own beats. Play with rhythm, poetry, melody, and timing by mixing and composing your…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. 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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Valentine’s Day Love Mission

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Romance on the red planet   Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm $80 per couple/$75 per couple (member’s price) This event is SOLD OUT with no waiting list. Celebrate with your Valentine and take a simulated space mission to Mars! Enjoy beer, wine, appetizers and desserts during your mission briefing, and then head to the spacecraft where you and your partner will work together to navigate the spacecraft safely to Mars.…

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Lectures & Lasers

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, February 15  6:00 pm to 10:00 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…

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Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Playdate for the Imagination™ Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 11th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 11th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special presentations from Award-Winning Pixar filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops and more. Admission to only the festival is…

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Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 11th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 11th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special presentations from Award-Winning Pixar filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops and more. Admission to only the festival is free for Chabot members.…

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Open

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Center is open for the Presidents' Day holiday

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Science on Saturdays

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chabot in Partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Presents Science on Saturdays Saturday, February 23, 2:00pm-3:30pm Free with admission. This presentation is geared towards a high school student audience, though open to all-ages. High school students get free admission and a t-shirt for attending the program. Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging with X-ray lasers by Matthias Frank and Megan Shelby Proteins are nature’s machines, performing tasks from transforming sunlight into useable energy to binding oxygen for transport through the body. These…

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March 2019

$5 First Friday: Women in STEAM

March 1 @ 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

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A series of community conversations with science and futurist thought leaders 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 members.  Additional guests are welcome based on availability. The Future Fridays Series is generously underwritten by Rudney Associates. Please contact development@chabotspace.org for more details.     March 1, 2019…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. 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

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 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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Women in STEAM in Space

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Women in STEAM in Space Day Saturday, March 23 10:00am-4:00pm Included with general admission to the Center A whole day all about women who are doing incredible work in STEAM careers in space! Join us for hands-on activities, a panel discussion from a diverse group of women from NASA and SETI to talk about the work they do and their career path. Engage with engineers, biologists, artists, and people in other fields that surprisingly link with space missions. It takes…

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The Future of Women in STEM

March 27 @ 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 27 6:30pm At My Sphere 1212 Broadway Oakland CA 94611   Join us at Oakland's newest co-working space for womxn for networking and an engaging panel discussion on how to empower the next generation of women in STEM and how to build a thriving leadership pipeline for women. Our panel will also address the role that Chabot Space & Science Center and other community organizations play in fostering opportunities for Oakland’s young women to explore and achieve success…

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April 2019

Future Friday

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

A series of community conversations with science and futurist thought leaders 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 members.  Additional guests are welcome based on availability. The Future Fridays Series is generously underwritten by Rudney Associates. Please contact development@chabotspace.org for more details.   Allan Basbaum, neurobiologist Translating…

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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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