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Wed - Sun : 10am - 5pm

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  • $5 First Fridays

    $5 First Fridays

    Every First Friday: 6-10pm
    Admission: $5

    At $5 First Fridays you can join a Night Hike through the redwoods or enjoy various laser and planetarium shows. Admission also includes hands-on activities and live demonstrations throughout the center, as well as any special events that are going on that evening. It's fun for the whole family! 

  • Telescope Viewing

    Telescope Viewing

    Chabot’s giant, historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the Universe. Check out celestial viewing day and night. Our observatory deck offers breathtaking views 1,500 feet above the Bay.

  • Asteroid Day

    Asteroid Day

    10-5pm: Activities in Center
    7:30-9:30pm: Activities & Presentation on Observatory Deck (weather permitting)
    Normal Admission until 5pm, Free after 7:30 pm on our Observatory Deck
    Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign to educate people around the world about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from asteroid impacts.  Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia.
    To celebrate Asteroid Day, and to recognize the importance of near-Earth asteroids, Chabot will have fun, family-friendly hands-on activities and planetarium shows in the Center during the day that demonstrate what asteroids are and what we can do to detect them.  Later in the evening, at 8:30pm, learn how our very own Chabot Astronomers search for and track near-Earth asteroids and their role in the global effort to defend the Earth. See the actual telescope named Nellie that Chabot astronomers use to detects these objects, and learn more with asteroid inspired demonstrations.

  • Galaxy Explorers & Champions of Science Open House

    Galaxy Explorers & Champions of Science Open House

    Saturday, May 6, 11am - 4pm

    Our incredible Galaxy Explorer teen volunteers are learning and teaching science all year long. Join us for a showcase of this year's accomplishments from teen led science demonstrations to planetarium shows.

  • Perseids Meteor Shower

    Perseids Meteor Shower

    Saturday, Aug 12th - Aug 13th, 12-3am

    Observation Deck/Lawn
    Free, Weather Permitting

    Hang out on the hill and watch one of the best annual astronomical events unfold before your very eyes. The Perseid Meteor Shower will make its annual trip through our atmosphere and light up the night sky. Our astronomy experts will be on hand to answer your questions and help you catch a glimpse of the brightest meteors in the night’s sky.

    *Visibility is subject to weather conditions.

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    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 Jul 02 8:00pm
    Sunday Aug 27 8:00pm

    FREE Member-only viewing. RSVP required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only.
    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!