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August 2019

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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CANCELLED: Lectures & Lasers: Colorblindness with EnChroma

September 20 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 9:00 pm - October 27 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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