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June 2019

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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Adult Full Moon Night Hike and Sip

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This hike’s theme is Magical Moon!   The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. The 4-5 mile hike will be lit by 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 moon.   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…

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Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Included with Admission   During the 1960s and '70s, NASA sent nine missions to the moon. Six of them landed astronauts safely on the surface. This is the only time humans have visited another world. July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with hands-on moon demos, a new planetarium show, Lunaverse and more!    Schedule Hands-On Moon…

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Apollo Party 21+

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An adults-only, after hours celebration of the first moonwalk Saturday, July 20, 6-10pm $14, $9 for members Grab a moon cocktail, show off your stellar moves on the dance floor, and sing your heart out at space karaoke. Enjoy live performances by Blue Eternity in our Planetarium and experience a simulated mission to the moon in our Challenger Spacecraft.   Buy Tickets   Schedule: Marvelous Night for a Moon Dance Party 6-10pm Rotunda If you’ve been practicing the moon walk NOW…

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Family Hikes

July 27 @ 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

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on July 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

One event on August 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 27, 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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August 2019

First Friday: Light

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Light Up The Night! Light, from many different sources, is all around us and has existed since the beginning of the universe. Join us for an enlightening First Friday and learn about the form of energy that sustains life, reveals colors, and can travel at nearly 300 million meters per second! Through talks, hand-on activities, and exhibitry, we’ll highlight the importance of light in science, art, and culture. And don’t miss We Love the Light, a special First Friday presentation from Oakland’s…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

August 4 @ 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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Beginners Astrophotography Class

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

If YOU have ever wanted to try your hand at astrophotography or hone your existing skills, now is your chance! This beginners’ class will be led by the President of the East Bay Astronomical Society, Richard Ozer, and will guide you through basic steps of astrophotography. The class ends with a guided session out on our Observation Deck. This $20 class requires advanced registration. It is recommended that you bring your own camera and USB drive, but not required. Tripods…

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Adult Night Hike and Sip

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$30 non-members, $27 members Capacity is limited Buy Tickets The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. During the 4-5 mile hike, learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear interesting astronomical stories and fun facts. The evening will be capped off by stargazing and planet-hunting on our observation deck. Each hiker will receive two complimentary glasses of wine or beer along with small bites. A perfect evening for a…

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Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 11:00 pm - August 13 @ 3:00 am

Hang out on the new observation deck and be dazzled by the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower! The Perseid Meteor Shower lights up the night sky on August 12. You're invited to watch with us! Astronomers will be on site to answer any questions. In addition, guests can enjoy hot chocolate and other goodies.   Buy Tickets

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Bubblefest

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

  An entire day of hands on bubble fun, live music and more at our first ever BubbleFest Saturday, August 17 2019 10am-5pm   Learn all about the science behind bubbles and see how bubbles can change form as professional bubble artists expose the wonders of these remarkable spheres. This is a day all about bubbles! Blow, pop, dunk and experience the wonder of bubbles with an entire lineup of activities that will have you feeling bubbly! Enjoy bubble shows,…

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Family Hikes

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 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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Highly Mixological 21+

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An adults-only science fiction celebration! Saturday, August 24 6–10pm This event is 21+ Check Out The Schedule Buy Tickets At this year’s Highly Mixological we’re bringing together our favorite space-based series, Star Trek and Star Wars, for a night of science fiction celebration! Catch a Light Saber show, learn some conversational Klingon, and test your knowledge at sci-fi trivia. The best costumes will win a prize at our costume contest, so make sure to dress to impress. Grab a specialty…

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Slumber With the Stars: An Adults-Only Overnight

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - August 25 @ 9:00 am

Come for the party and stay for the night! Saturday, August 24 Advanced ticket required: $85, $75 Members Buy Tickets In addition to an all access pass to the popular Highly Mixological party that evening, you’ll have exclusive time to our tinkering/making lounge for hands-on DIY fun, dining and entertainment. After the party ends, enjoy a private showing of the laser light show, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Camp out under the starry skies near the redwood forest…

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Bring On The Drums: Drum Making Workshop with Microphone Mechanics

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, August 31 1–3pm Buy Tickets Come make your very own table drum! Design it, build it, learn rythms, build community, and most importantly take your drum home as a legacy instrument. Recommended for ages 7-107 Bring on The Drums is a community artistic series created by Jahi where participants design their own “Table Drum.” Youth and adults identify words that represent who they are, design the drum, learn about the history of drums from Africa, then learn rhythms that…

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Family Hikes

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

$14, $11 Members, per person Buy Tickets 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.    

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September 2019

First Friday: The Great Outdoors

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

School is back in session, but nature is our favorite classroom! Get Tickets   Join us for a First Friday all about outdoor appreciation! Learn all about Bay Area ecology and how you can participate in science when you’re outside. Here at Chabot, we love to talk about how space exploration helps us learn about other planets, but what about how it helps us learn about our own planet? All of that and more at The Great Outdoors First Friday!…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. Sign Up Here 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!

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Adult Full Moon Night Hike and Sip

September 13 @ 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 @ 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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