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Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Every Friday Through December 31st.
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.

Chabot Space & Science Center | 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA

Event Details

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the Universe. Our observatory deck offers breathtaking views 1,500 feet above the Bay. Three observatory domes house the Center’s 8-inch (Leah, 1883) and 20-inch (Rachel, 1916) refracting telescopes, along with a 36-inch reflecting telescope (Nellie, 2003).

Free telescope viewings are back!
Every Friday and Saturday Night, weather permitting
Chabot Observatory Deck
7:30-10:30 p.m.

No Telescope Parties Dec 24 to Jan 1

Please note certainly holidays might be dark. Always check the schedule first.

Are the skies clear for viewing tonight? Viewing can be impacted by rain, clouds, humidity and other weather conditions. Conditions can be unique to Chabot because of its unique location in Joaquin Miller Park. Before your visit, check out the Weather Station to see the current conditions at Chabot.

COVID-19 COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS
We ask that all visitors over the age of 2 wear a mask during their visit in all indoor and outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, we ask visitors to wash their hands, make space for others when exploring and stay home if sick within 14 days of their visit. To reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our visitors, staff and guests, we are reducing capacity and frequently cleaning all high-touch spaces, including our telescope lens.

SUPPORT FREE TELESCOPE VIEWINGS
This continues Chabot’s long legacy as the largest observatory complex regularly free for public viewing in the Western United States. Your donations help us make these programs free and accessible for all.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Geek Event, In Person, Kids & Families, Outdoors
Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA

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