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  • Future Fridays: Scott Hutchins

    Future Fridays: Scott Hutchins

    May 6, 6-7:30pm
    Scott Hutchins- Novel Science: The Making of A Working Theory of Love

    Science and art are often framed as opposites, if not enemies, but in this talk Bay Area author Scott Hutchins will discuss how Artificial Intelligence inspired, complicated, and deepened his breakout debut novel, A Working Theory of Love. Hutchins will read from his work, discuss chatbots, and delve into his comical experience as a judge for the world's only annual Turing Test.

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday May 7, 7-9pm

    Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Flyers must be 21+
    Tickets: $30 (does not include general admission)
    Nothing says date night like a trip to the red planet! Whether a first date or your long time sweetie, you and your date will be transported to a world of space travel inside Chabot’s interactive mission control and space craft simulator. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to land safely on the planet Mars and launch a probe to one of Mars' two moons. Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided, but arrive on time as the agenda is tight in Mission Control!

    (Minimum of 14 participants required per mission)

  • Mars Mini Missions

    Mars Mini Missions

    Saturday May 07 2:30pm

    Public Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Tickets: $12 (does not include general admission)

    What is it like to be an astronaut on a space mission? How does it feel to be a Mission Specialist guiding flights around the Solar System? Find out in our Challenger Learning Center® as you experience the thrill and excitement of a NASA simulated space mission! Become an important member on a dynamic team accomplishing the goals of your mission. You are a vital member of the crew! This adventure is recommended for space travelers ages 10 years to adult (younger children may participate when teamed with an adult)

  • Transit of Mercury Viewing

    Transit of Mercury Viewing

    Monday, May 9th, 6:30am-11:30am

    On Monday, May 9th Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2006. The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. There are approximately 13 transits of Mercury each century! Join us at the Chabot Observatory Deck on Monday, May 9th from 6:30am-11:30am to view this rare occurrence from our telescope, Leah. Our staff astronomers will be here to guide this exciting experience as we watch the transit all the way to its conclusion.

    Weather Permitting $5. 

  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday May 13 7:15pm
    Friday May 20 6:45pm
    Friday Jun 10 8:00pm
    Friday Jun 17 8:00pm
    Friday Jul 08 8:00pm
    Friday Jul 15 6:45pm

    Tickets: $15 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373

    Enjoy a hike through the beautiful redwoods! After the hike, stay and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.

  • Supper Club: Chocolaty Science

    Supper Club: Chocolaty Science

    Saturday, May 13th, 6-10pm
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over

    Have you ever wondered why the experience of eating chocolate biochemically mimics falling in love? We will learn about this and many more scientific aspects of chocolate during this exciting and delicious Supper Club! 

    Partner: The Xocolate Bar

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday May 14 10:00pm
    Saturday May 21 3:00pm

    Please check the link here for specific information on closures; all or portions of our Center are closed for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.



  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday May 15 8:00pm
    Sunday Jun 12 8:00pm
    Sunday Jul 10 8:00pm

    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only,
    so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.

    Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the Eastbay Astronomical Society invites you 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 and it's exclusively for our members!

  • New Sci-fi Lecture Series: Sci-fi's thrilling influence on science

    New Sci-fi Lecture Series: Sci-fi's thrilling influence on science

    Saturday May 28, 7-9pm

    Chabot, National Novel Writing Month, and Big Picture Science bring you a discussion with Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director at the Center for SETI Research, on sci-fi's thrilling influence on science. Shostak has published four books and more than 400 popular articles on science, delivered a  TED Talk, and is the host of the SETI Institute’s radically fun and informative national weekly science radio show, "Big Picture Science" with Molly Bentley.

  • Supper Club: Night Under the Stars

    Supper Club: Night Under the Stars

    Saturday, June 4th, 7-10pm
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over

    After a candlelit dinner, snuggle up with your sweetie under the stars under for this very special Supper Club! Lay out on our lawn and listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories of love from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the cosmos. 

    *In the case of poor visibility, this event will take place in our Megadome theater with a projection of the stars. 

  • Space Day

    Space Day

    Saturday, June 11th, 11-4pm
    Price: Free with Admission
     
    Participate in the excitement and fascination of space! Hands on activities, a kid’s space themed variety show and more, throughout the center!

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Jun 12 5:30pm

    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only.

    Brave
    Merida (Kevin McKidd), the impetuous, but courageous, daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Robbie Coltrane) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

  • Lecture: The Mystery of Dark Matter

    Lecture: The Mystery of Dark Matter

    The Mystery of Dark Matter
    A Discussion with Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti
    Saturday July 9th, 6-9pm

    Dark matter is believed to pervade our universe, and drives the growth of structure across cosmic times. Yet we have few probes to hunt for this mysterious stuff that does not emit any light. Dr. Chakrabarti will talk about how astronomers first inferred the existence of dark matter and current methods to search for it.

    Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rochester Institute of Technology. She obtained her Ph.d. from UC Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow at Berkeley and Harvard before going to RIT. She recently gave a TED-x talk on searching for dark matter.

  • Supper Club: Brewology

    Supper Club: Brewology

    Friday July 16 6-9pm
    Members:
     $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over

    Learn about the science behind beer brewing.  Meet representatives from local breweries, taste different beers and learn about how to make your own beer at home. Partner: Drake’s Brewery.

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday Jul 30 8:00pm

    Tickets: $15 (children 2 years & under free)

    Does not include General Admission

    This summer, lay on the grass and look up at the stars! Bring your sleeping bags and blankets and come listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the night's sky.

    Please note: Weather permitting for outside viewing. If night sky conditions are or become poor for viewing the program will take place inside one of our historic telescope domes. Please check our weather station for more day-of details or call us at (510) 336-7373 for more information. Don't forget to bring your blankets!

  • Astronaut Training Lab

    Astronaut Training Lab

    You have been chosen for a space mission! Before liftoff, you are required to go through training. As an astronaut in training during this station based lab, you will put your skills to the test through a variety of exercises, test your fine motor skills while wearing a simulated spacesuit, collect your own physiological data and create your own mission patch!