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Shows for Schools

The following shows have been identified as being particularly topical for teachers.

  • Year of the Dwarf Planet

    Year of the Dwarf Planet

    Live Planetarium Show

    Friday Dec 04 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Friday Dec 11 6:00pm
    Friday Dec 18 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Dec 19 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Dec 26 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Friday Jan 08 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Jan 09 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Friday Jan 15 6:00pm, 7:00pm

    Friday & Saturday at 6 and 7pm

    Pluto, everyone's favorite underdog among the planets, has long been an icon of dark mystery and murky expectation. Until now. In 2015, NASA made first contact with not only Pluto, but also Ceres, two of our solar system's dwarf planets. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime as we follow the New Horizons and Dawn missions, which have revealed to us that no matter what call them, these small and beautiful objects are small worlds, after all.

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Wednesday Dec 02 2:30pm
    Thursday Dec 03 2:30pm
    Friday Dec 04 2:30pm
    Saturday Dec 05 12:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 09 2:30pm
    Thursday Dec 10 2:30pm
    Friday Dec 11 12:00pm, 2:30pm
    Saturday Dec 12 12:00pm

    To the Moon... with no return? This new planetarium show follows the excitement of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. The ultimate example of citizen science, the winning team will successfully land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, have it travel 500 meters on the surface, and send back video imagery. Who will win the $30 million prize? After 40 years, the race is heating up once again, get in on the action!

    Running time: 25 mins

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday Dec 02 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Thursday Dec 03 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Dec 04 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
    Saturday Dec 05 2:00pm
    Sunday Dec 06 2:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 09 12:00pm
    Thursday Dec 10 12:00pm
    Friday Dec 11 3:30pm

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of the "seventh wonder of the modern world," Mexico's Chichén Itz�. Hear the story of the ancient Maya civilization. Experience Tales of the Maya Skies, a new digital full-dome planetarium show produced by Chabot Space & Science Center. Narrated by Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs, Tales of the Maya Skies transports us to the jungles of Mexico, presenting the rich history and culture of the ancient Maya. Using the latest three dimensional laser scanning and advanced graphic techniques, Tales of the Maya Skies weaves together the richness of Maya culture, stories, science and contributions to our way of life.

    A Chabot Space & Science Center production. Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

    Running time: 33 mins

  • Astronaut


    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Tuesday Dec 01 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Friday Dec 04 4:30pm
    Saturday Dec 05 1:00pm
    Sunday Dec 06 1:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 09 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Dec 11 4:30pm
    Saturday Dec 12 1:00pm
    Sunday Dec 13 1:00pm

    The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner & outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

    ASTRONAUT is produced by the National Space Centre.

    Running time: 25 mins

  • ElectroLaze Led Zeppelin

    ElectroLaze Led Zeppelin

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Friday Jan 08 8:00pm
    Friday Jan 15 8:00pm
    Friday Jan 22 8:00pm
    Friday Jan 29 8:00pm

    Led Zeppelin is proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, and their individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the 1960s and '70s. Indeed, they have been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2 and the Beatles. Now you can relive the magical sounds of Led Zeppelin while enjoying a visual treat of custom laser imagery.

    Running time: 50 mins

  • ElectroLaze Laser Pop

    ElectroLaze Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Jan 03 12:15pm
    Sunday Jan 10 12:15pm
    Sunday Jan 17 12:15pm
    Sunday Jan 24 12:15pm

    The hottest pop artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-POPping laser show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping! Laser Pop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • ElectroLaze Laser Holidays

    ElectroLaze Laser Holidays

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Dec 06 12:15pm
    Sunday Dec 13 12:15pm
    Saturday Dec 19 8:00pm
    Sunday Dec 20 12:15pm
    Saturday Dec 26 8:00pm
    Sunday Dec 27 12:15pm

    Chabot is proud to offer an exciting and different way to be festive during the Holiday season! This popular program features a mix of everyone’s favorite holiday music, from the classical to the modern, all set to fantastic laser, cove, and digital artwork. And since the show is rated a two out of five for intensity, it is appropriate for family members of all ages. Laser Holidays is a fun experience for everyone and gives new meaning to the term "holiday lights” – holiday LASER lights!

    Running time: 45 mins

  • ElectroLaze iPop

    ElectroLaze iPop

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Sunday Dec 06 4:15pm
    Sunday Dec 13 4:15pm
    Sunday Dec 20 4:15pm
    Sunday Dec 27 4:15pm

    New music from today’s Pop charts mixed with a classic from Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. iPop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • ElectroLaze Laser Magic

    ElectroLaze Laser Magic

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Jan 03 4:15pm
    Sunday Jan 10 4:15pm
    Sunday Jan 17 4:15pm
    Sunday Jan 24 4:15pm

    This program offers a magical mix of music, from those you love to those you have forgotten, all presented in concert with stunning laser images! This musical compilation is fun for the entire family and includes artists like Joan Jett, The B-52’s, Will Smith, The Blackhearts and much more.

    Running time: 40 mins

  • ElectroLaze LaseRetro

    ElectroLaze LaseRetro

    Friday Dec 18 8:00pm

    LaseRetro is a tribute to the great rock anthems of the 1980s. Astonishing laser art is coupled with upbeat rock and pop songs from one of the most exciting periods in mainstream music: the ‘80s! Shows feature the latest and most advanced programming techniques to create spectacular and striking laser effects.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Two young adventurers turn an old cardboard box into a rocket and with the help of a magical book and their vivid imaginations blast off on an awesome journey to the most amazing places in the Solar System. Gasp in amazement at the huge planet Jupiter, find out what Saturn's rings are made of and discover the secret of the cardboard rocket. The show has been upgraded for digital full-dome systems and provides an excellent introduction to the nine planets of our Solar System. Especially for ages 5 to 10.

    Running time: 30 mins