Marvel at the Night Sky
This fall, 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.
- $10 / Children 1 & Under Free
(does not include Admission to the Center)
- 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!
Space is limited. Call (510) 336-7373 today
to reserve your spot on the hill!
- Winter Solstice Star Stories
Saturday, December 21 (8:30pm - 10pm)
This is your last chance to experience this season's popular Star Stories program!
- Nighttime Comet Stories
Friday, December 27 (9pm - 11pm)
Thought to be the "Comet of the Century," Comet ISON has sadly fizzled away. But we’re still talking comets as we snuggle up and hear tales of comets past. Listen to our resident comet expert explain ISON’s path and what made this comet so special. Bring binoculars, blankets and warm clothes. Hot beverages will be for sale.