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Starlight Gala

A Startling Evening of Mad Science: A Benefit for Science Education

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Chabot Space & Science Center

The stars aligned for another successful Starlight Gala, which raised $250,000 in support of Chabot’s science education programs. Galaxy Explorers Lucy Liang and Andy Han served as masters of ceremonies for the event which featured recognition of the 2015 Champions of Science honorees (see below) and Chabot’s new executive director, Adam Tobin. A special tribute was paid to Rachel (http://www.chabotspace.org/rachel.htm) Chabot’s 20” refracting telescope, which celebrates her centennial this year. She debuted at the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition in San Francisco before seeing first light at Chabot Observatory.

2015 Champion of Science Awards will be presented to:
Dan Miller
Individual Champion of Science

Morgan Stanley
Corporate Champion of Science

East Bay Community Foundation
Foundation Champion of Science

Gerald McKeegan
Educator Champion of Science

Event sponsors

Science Champion Sponsor



Orbital Philanthropists
Natalie Roe and Michael Levi
Rudney Associates

Galactic Sponsors
The Clorox Company
East Bay Community Foundation
Amy Slater and Garrett Gruener
Pacific Gas & Electric
Spees Family
Zygote Ventures

Atomic Sponsors
Sue and Ron Bachman
Beneficial State Bank
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Dan Miller

Diablo Publications

Dinner Committee
Sue and Ron Bachman
Annie Campbell Washington
Reena Rickles and Glen Dahlbacka
Aimee Eng
Hon. Libby Schaaf and Sal Fahey
Jerry Fiddler
Alison and G. Richard Fletcher
Amy Slater and Garrett Gruener
Rocio and Michael Haas
Hon. Jean Quan and Dr. Floyd Huen
Kimberly and Steve Lalli
Natalie Roe and Michael Levi
Dan Miller
Camille and Ed Penhoet
Marjorie Randolph
Sarah and Eric Rudney
Nina Senn
Kate and John Spees
Hon. Richard and Jean Spees
Richard L. Spees
Sheryl Gorchow-Stuart and Marc Stuart
Chitra and Anil Suri
Angela and Nick Vlahos

In-Kind Sponsors
Bishop’s Vineyard (bishopsvineyard.org)
Dashe Cellars (dashecellars.com)
Rock Wall Wine Company (rockwallwines.com)
Sea Stone Cellars (seastonecellars.com)
The Clorox Company
Christopher T. Ellison
Noelle and Alex Filippenko
Jennifer and Tom Michael
Muriel Reiley
San Jose Sharks Sports and Entertainment
John Spees
Sheryl Gorchow-Stuart and Marc Stuart
Mary Ellen and Bryant Tong

For questions or more information please contact Interim Director of Institutional Advancement Stephanie Casenza at scasenza@chabotspace.org or Development Coordinator Sheri Kuehl at skuehl@chabotspace.org