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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 10:15 am. The Center will be open from 8:00 am-1:00 pm for viewing outside or see a live feed of the total eclipse in our theaters.

    Eclipse viewing glasses are available for purchase.

    Event is free to the public.

  • 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

    Sunday Aug 13th, 12-3am
    (Be aware that this event is midnight to 3:00am on SUNDAY morning)

    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

    Saturday Aug 19 4:00pm
    Sunday Sep 03 4:00pm
    Saturday Sep 23 4:00pm
    Saturday Oct 28 10:00am

    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
    Sunday Oct 22 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!