Letter from the CEO
Drum roll please! It is with great pleasure that I can announce the very imminent arrival of full cell phone service to Chabot. Yes - as I write, we are in the process of installing the wiring that will bring cell phone reception to the entire Center within the next few weeks. So no more having to find that little pocket of connectivity up by the telescopes or out by the trash bins. You'll finally be able to talk, text, Instagram and Facebook with your friends about the fun you’re having at Chabot, from wherever you are in the building!
And there's lots of fun to be had at Chabot this summer with a great program of events and activities for all the family to enjoy... even the dog. Yes, by popular demand, we're bringing back our Dog Days of Summer event where we explore the science around the things that dogs do and love; from training, sleeping, and exercise, to play and nutrition. It was a great event last year which brought visitors together sharing their enjoyment of all things canine... so come on up and join in the fun. We've got a great keynote speaker too - Rich Avanzino, President of Maddie's Fund® - who heads up the $300 million endowment that focuses on revolutionizing the status and well-being of companion animals through grant giving, hands-on animal care, research and education.
Our Summer Scientist series is going great guns so come up and try your hand at one of the Engineer It Workshops where you can learn hands on about Solar Cars, Wind Turbines, Earthquakes and Bridge Building, take part in a Challenger Mars Mini Mission, or see some really cool Live Science Demos.
Chabot's LaserMania continues to rock with weekend shows in our fabulous Planetarium. Check the schedule or call our box office to make sure you catch your favorite band - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin. Also playing in the Planetarium is our current live show "the home Galaxy" - which takes you on a fantastic visual road trip through the Milky Way. Oh, and by the way, talking of the Planetarium, we're about to install six new digital projectors which, along with our recently enhanced sound system, make seeing a Planetarium show an even more memorable experience.
By the way, did you know that Chabot has an actual piece of rock from the Moon brought back on the Apollo 15 mission!? It's part of our One Giant Leap: A Moon Odyssey exhibit that that brings the moon landing to life and puts you in the driver’s seat as you try your hand at landing on the moon.
And what better way to end the day than sitting on a clear summer night under the stars and listening to Star Stories. Bring your sleeping bags, blankets and hot chocolate and learn about the mythology behind the constellations and stories from the night sky as seen throughout history, brought to you from our team of stargazing experts.
Well, as always, I've run out of space so do check our website for the full program this summer. We look forward to seeing you soon.
All the best.