Starlight Gala


Thank you for supporting STEM education

On behalf of our board of directors, staff, and volunteers thank you for your generous support of Chabot Space & Science Center. Your generosity sparked a renewed commitment to science education within our community. Together, we raised more than $275,000.


About Starlight Gala

Our annual Starlight Gala supports education programs that promote science literacy and lifelong STEM learning throughout our community. Attending Gala helps us increase science accessibility for learners of all ages. All proceeds support Chabot’s comprehensive science education programs, which touch the lives of youth who might not otherwise encounter the flicker of interest that becomes the spark and turns into passion.


Congratulations to our 2019 Champions of Science

Dr. Yvonne Darlene Cagle M.D.

We’re proud to honor Champions of Science awardee, astronaut Dr. Yvonne Darlene Cagle. A NASA astronaut and consulting professor at Stanford University, Cagle is also the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, United States Air Force Air Staff Exceptional Physician Commendation and National Technical Association Distinguished Scientist Award.



Dr. Eugene L. Tu

We honor Champions of Science awardee, NASA Ames Center Director Dr. Eugene L. Tu for leading a staff of civil servants and contractors in providing critical research and development support that makes NASA’s and the nation’s aeronautics and space missions possible. Tu received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2000 and the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive in 2009.



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