At a time when science is more important than ever, learning is continuing in new ways at Chabot Space & Science Center as we come together virtually.
Although the Center’s doors are not open for general admission, virtual live programs and activities have been bringing our community together during the crisis. In the spirit of community, curiosity and the inspirational beauty of the cosmos, we are excited to relaunch this stellar t-shirt design with Oaklandish and invite you to learn along with us.
Along with baking sourdough bread and hiking, stargazing has become a growing hobby for folks at home. Every Saturday night, thousands have been tuning in to look through Chabot’s telescopes virtually, asking questions and making observations with astronomers. Getting together virtually with science lovers and space enthusiasts creates a sense of community while staying socially distant.
This summer, we were captivated by the beauty of the rare NEOWISE comet and the Perseid meteor shower. We joined together virtually to observe, discuss and enjoy these astronomical events, sharing our awe, wonder and excitement.
Chabot’s free virtual events continue every week on Facebook Live, and we hope to see you there for our next virtual telescope viewing, hike, NASA talk, live science show and more. As a treasured home for science in Oakland since 1883, Chabot Space & Science Center will continue to offer accessible, engaging opportunities to learn together as we adapt to the world’s new challenges.
Through this difficult time, we come together as a community united by science. Together, we can overcome this crisis with science and empathy for others.
Right now, we need your help to support local families and teachers with free, engaging STEM programming. Please consider donating to Chabot Space & Science Center to make science education fun and accessible for all: https://14884.blackbaudhosting.com/14884/Support-Science-Education-2
About Chabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center is a 137-year-old Oakland non-profit institution and community resource located on 13 trail-laced acres in Redwood Regional Park amid the largest stand of coastal redwoods in the East Bay. Chabot features a 241-seat full dome planetarium, interactive and hands-on exhibits, space artifacts, a giant screen theater, a Challenger Learning Center, and the only research-level telescopes regularly available to the public for weekly live viewing in the Western United States.
Chabot’s mission is to inspire and educate learners of all ages about the Universe and Planet Earth.