July is Moon Month

CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOLLO MOON LANDING WITH A MONTH OF MOON-THEMED EVENTS THIS JULY.

 

 

The Apollo 11 Moon landing was one giant leap for mankind that brought us further than ever before. Now, we’re bringing you closer to the Moon through themed activities all throughout the month of July.

With a new exhibit,  Full Moon Adult Hike and Sip, Lunar First Friday and multiple celebrations around 50th Anniversary on July 20, there is something for everyone this Moon Month!

 

 

NEW EXHIBIT: LUMINOUS MOON

A Photographic Journey of the Moon Exhibition

June 22-Sept. 8

This is the moon as you’ve never seen it! An exhibition of high-resolution lunar images captured by NASA astronauts, satellites and from Oakland’s own Chabot telescopes. In addition to stunning images of our Moon, there will be hands on activities related to our closest neighbor for visitors to explore. The world is looking at the Moon through a new lens.

 

 

LUNAR FIRST FRIDAY

July 5, 6-10 p.m.

$5

Join us as we kick off our 50th Apollo Anniversary events at Chabot in July! Catch a glimpse of our new moon rock, brought back from the Apollo 16 mission and learn all about the Moon through hands on activities and our New Planetarium show, Lunaverse. Explore its motion and phases, lunar and solar eclipses, tides, and the Moon’s origin. Get a sneak peek of the new PBS series Chasing the Moon before it airs, and chat with Astronomer and KQED Science Researcher, Ben Burress after the show!

 

EVENING UNDER THE MOON

Friday July 12, 7:30-10:30pm

Free!

Join us for an evening under the stars and learn all about the Moon! Walk through our newest exhibit, Luminous Moon- an exhibition of high-resolution lunar images captured by NASA orbiters and from Chabot astronomers. Enjoy 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 the Moon through one of our historic telescopes!

 

ADULT FULL MOON NIGHT HIKE AND SIP, 21+

July 19, 6-9 p.m.

$30 Non-Members, $27 members

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 full Moon. Along the way, you’ll learn about 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.

 

APOLLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

July 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free with Admission

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969 as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission. Join us for hands on Moon demos, our new planetarium show, Lunaverse and more to be announced as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing!

 

APOLLO PARTY 21+

July 20, 6-10 p.m.

$14

This event is after hours and for adults only! Grab a drink and join us for space karaoke, and show off your moves on the dance floor! Enjoy live performances in our Planetarium from Blue Eternity and join the crew of a special simulated mission to the Moon!