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  • Partial Solar Eclipse

    Partial Solar Eclipse

    Partial Solar Eclipse
    Monday, August 21st

    Monday, August 21, 2017, is the date of the Great American Solar Eclipse!  For those along the eclipse path of totality, which stretches from Oregon across the country to South Carolina, the Moon will cover the Sun, and day will briefly turn into night!  The Bay Area will enjoy a partial eclipse, with more than 75% of the Sun covered by the Moon.  Join us at Chabot to witness this rare eclipse opportunity, which begins around 9:00 am and peaks at 11:20 am.  Expert astronomers and educators will be on hand explaining the phenomenon. See a live feed of the total eclipse, and learn all about solar eclipses with hands-on demonstrations and activities. Event is free to the public.

  • Summer Camp

    Summer Camp

    Calling all aspiring engineers, astronauts, explorers, problem solvers, and storytellers to join us at Chabot Space & Science Center this summer for a Mars Adventure!Four one-week camp missions will launch on:

    Session 1: July 10- July 14
    Session 2: July 17 -July 21
    Session 3: July 24- July 28
    Session 4: July 31- August 4


  • 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.

  • 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 Aug 27 8:00pm
    Sunday Sep 24 7:30pm

    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!

  • Boardwalk Tilt

    Boardwalk Tilt

    Boardwalk Tilt: A Pinball Carnival (21+)
    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Time: 6-10pm
    Price: $20

    Step right up, folks, for a night at the boardwalk, Chabot style! It's Coney Island meets the International Space Station as stilt walkers and jugglers roam the grounds, and classic carnival games pop up among the exhibits. Snack on grown-up versions of carnival treats like cotton candy and corn dogs while you enjoy live music from local band The Phenomenauts. Grab a beer or cocktail on your way to the main event: The Art & Science of Pinball, a large-scale exhibition with over 30 machines open for free play!
    General Admission tickets are $20. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $50. The VIP experience includes two drink tickets and exclusive access to a VIP lounge with additional pinball machines.

    Buy General Admission Tickets Here
    Buy VIP Tickets Here
    This event is 21 and over.