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August 2020

The Sky This Month

August 14, 2020 @ 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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Live Science

August 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Adult Virtual Hike & Sip: Foraging the Edible Forest 

August 28, 2020 @ 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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September 2020

The Ultimate Lunar Camping Trip

September 4, 2020 @ 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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The Sky This Month

September 11, 2020 @ 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 Family Hike

September 18, 2020 @ 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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Planetary Defense: Avoiding a Cosmic Catastrophe

September 25, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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International Observe the Moon Night Virtual Telescope Viewing

September 26, 2020 @ 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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Live Science!

September 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Every Wednesday 10:30-11 a.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube Join Chabot Science Educators for a fun and interactive science experiment! Together, we will investigate and observe a phenomenon of science through a captivating demonstration. We’ll ask for observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before revealing the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions. Live Science covers a different theme each month, and we’re celebrating SOUND in November! Tune in each…

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October 2020

Virtual Family Night Hike: Bats!

October 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, October 2 7-8 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Did you know that bats are the only mammals that fly? It’s true. Learn about the bats of northern California from the experts from the East Bay Regional Park District. We will learn how they use echolocation to find food, why they come out at night, interesting tools we use to detect them, and the benefits they provide to our environment by reducing the insect population.   How to Watch We…

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Live Science!

October 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Every Wednesday 10:30-11 a.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube Join Chabot Science Educators for a fun and interactive science experiment! Together, we will investigate and observe a phenomenon of science through a captivating demonstration. We’ll ask for observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before revealing the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions. Live Science covers a different theme each month, and we’re celebrating SOUND in November! Tune in each…

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An Evening Cruise to the Center of the Milky Way (and back)

October 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 13 7-8 p.m. Free on Facebook Live We’ve all be stuck at home recently, so what better way to escape than taking a cruise to the center of the Milky Way! Our luxury space liner will speed us out of the solar system with barely a nod to the laws of physics, and marvel at alien worlds, newborn stars and cosmic death rays. Finally we will take a deep dive towards the hidden monster at the very heart…

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Live Science!

October 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Every Wednesday 10:30-11 a.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube Join Chabot Science Educators for a fun and interactive science experiment! Together, we will investigate and observe a phenomenon of science through a captivating demonstration. We’ll ask for observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before revealing the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions. Live Science covers a different theme each month, and we’re celebrating SOUND in November! Tune in each…

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The Sky This Month

October 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What's happening in the sky this month? Friday, October 16 8-9 p.m. Free Chabot Space & Science Center and Oaklandside are teaming up for a special tour of the October nighttime sky. Learn about this month’s constellations and bright stars with Chabot’s astronomers and Oaklandside community reporter Azucena Rasilla. Together, we will discuss what’s new in the sky this month and answer questions from local Oaklandside readers.   About Azucena Rasilla Azucena Rasilla is an East Oakland native, a bilingual…

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Live Science!

October 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Every Wednesday 10:30-11 a.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube Join Chabot Science Educators for a fun and interactive science experiment! Together, we will investigate and observe a phenomenon of science through a captivating demonstration. We’ll ask for observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before revealing the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions. Live Science covers a different theme each month, and we’re celebrating SOUND in November! Tune in each…

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Live Science!

October 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Every Wednesday 10:30-11 a.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube Join Chabot Science Educators for a fun and interactive science experiment! Together, we will investigate and observe a phenomenon of science through a captivating demonstration. We’ll ask for observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before revealing the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions. Live Science covers a different theme each month, and we’re celebrating SOUND in November! Tune in each…

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Spooky Science Show

October 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, October 30th 7-8 p.m. Free on Facebook Live & YouTube If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Scientists! Join us on Facebook Live for our variety show all about spooky science. Tune in for exciting science demos led by our Galaxy Explorers, learn how to make your own Halloween candy and witch's brew and hear scientific explanations for things that go bump in the night. Science is so fun… it’s scary! Everyone is invited to…

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Once In A Blue Moon Halloween Virtual Telescope Viewing

October 31, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday, October 31 9-10:30 p.m. Free on Facebook Live Join us for a special, spooky virtual telescope viewing on Halloween night! This Halloween, we are celebrating a sight that only comes around once in a Blue Moon. The last time we had a Full Moon on Halloween was in 2001, and this year is extra special with a rare Blue Moon. This will be the first Blue Moon on Halloween since 1944. Celebrate this special night with Chabot's astronomers for…

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November 2020

Live Science!

November 4, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Every Wednesday 10:30-11 a.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube Join Chabot Science Educators for a fun and interactive science experiment! Together, we will investigate and observe a phenomenon of science through a captivating demonstration. We’ll ask for observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before revealing the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions. Live Science covers a different theme each month, and we’re celebrating SOUND in November! Tune in each…

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Live Science!

November 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Every Wednesday 10:30-11 a.m. Free on Facebook and YouTube Join Chabot Science Educators for a fun and interactive science experiment! Together, we will investigate and observe a phenomenon of science through a captivating demonstration. We’ll ask for observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before revealing the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions. Live Science covers a different theme each month, and we’re celebrating SOUND in November! Tune in each…

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The Sky This Month

November 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What's happening in the sky this month? Friday, November 13 7-8 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!   How to Watch Watch on Facebook: We will go live on the Chabot Space & Science Center Facebook page 10-15 minutes before the event. You can…

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Thanksgiving on Mars: Exploration & Human Missions Beyond Earth Orbit

November 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talk by Dr. Margaret Race, Sr. Research Scientist SETI Institute Tuesday, November 17 7-8 p.m. Free on YouTube and Facebook Humankind has always dreamt of traveling to new places and exploring new frontiers.  When the Pilgrims' arrived in the New World on wooden sailing ships in the 1600's, they celebrated the first Thanksgiving with Native Americans and began settling into life in their new home.   Over time, the exploration and settlement on of our continent continued -- initially on…

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