Rewiring the System


Watch a Pair of Spacecraft Crash Into The Moon!

Posted in Uncategorized by rewiringangel on October 6, 2009

Growing up in the pre space generation I listened with wonder about a race to the moon from earth.   Now I live in a time when people can go to a center and watch things going on in space!  The SHOW is happening at THREE AM that is 3 AM.  For me this time becomes almost unmanageable. Calender of events:

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Chabot offers exciting hands-on activities, workshops, lectures, and other events for visitors of all ages.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are included with general admission on a drop-in basis. Schedule is subject to change.

* Dinner, a Movie and the Universe
Rub Elbows with the Stars
Every Friday and Saturday Evening (6pm – 10pm)

Join us for Chabot’s unique evening social rendezvous. Start your night off with dinner and drinks, then cozy up in the planetarium as you’re whisked to the edge of the universe and cap off the evening with telescope viewing featuring breathtaking views of the cosmos.

* Shooting the Moon: NASA/LCROSS Lunar Impact Event
Friday, October 9 (3am)

Advanced registration required
Members FREE / Guests $3
Register:
(510) 336-7373

As NASA’s LCROSS Mission to investigate the presence of water on the Moon comes to a close, get up early and join us at Chabot to view the impact of the spacecraft and the debris plume it is expected to produce.

* Earth Science Day
Saturday, October 17 (11am – 5pm)

Celebrate the wonder of everyone’s favorite planet: Earth! It’s National Earth Science Week!

* Wee Wednesdays: Fall Classes
Wednesdays: October 7, October 14 & October 21 (10am – 10:50am)

For children aged 2½ -5 years
plus one adult for every two children

Kids bring a special grown-up to share in the exploration, experimentation, and excitement of science and space.

* 10000
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Friday, October 30 (6pm – 10pm)

Featuring live music from BandWorks School of Rock, costume contest, spooky beverages, views of the cosmos* and a special haunt jaunt crawl of things that go bump in the night.
(*weather permitting)

Dinner available in the Starlight Bistro or Celestial Café.

Tickets: $20 Adults / $15 Students / $8 Members
Box Office: (510) 336-7373

* Sinister Science Saturday
Aliens, Asteroids, and Adventure, oh my!
Saturday, October 31 (11am – 5pm)

FREE with General Admission except for missions*
Trick or treat at Chabot! Drink some spooky punch and participate in hands-on activities. Enjoy guest appearances by costumed friends. Discovery lab activities for tots with costumes , spooky read-alongs and much more. Plus, fly a simulated space flight and experience some spooky space encounters in our Challenger Learning Center.

*Advanced registration required for Missions
(1pm & 3pm)
$10 Guests / $5 Members
Register:
(510) 336-7373

* The United States Premiere of Tales of the Maya Skies
Thursday, November 12 (6pm)

Attend a festive evening showcasing the US premier of Tales of the Maya Skies, a full-dome planetarium show that explores the cosmology of the ancient Maya­ – their culture and contributions to astronomy.

For more information, contact the Donor Relations Manager at
(510) 336-7323 or premiere@chabotspace.org

* Tales of the Maya Skies
Members Only Screening & Special Event

Wednesday, November 18 (7pm – 10pm)

See a special preview of the new digital full-dome show, Tales of the Maya Skies exclusively for Chabot Members and Volunteers.

* Tales of the Maya Skies Opening Day Celebration
Saturday, November 21 (10am – 10pm)

To celebrate the public debut of the new digital full-dome show, Tales of the Maya Skies, Chabot , in collaboration with community organizations, will host an all-day celebration.

Buy advanced tickets or call the Box Office at (510) 336-7373.

* 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop
Thursday, December 31

Start or continue a family tradition – celebrate New Year’s Eve with your kids during the daytime. Two locations available for kids of all ages to enjoy.

SPACE IS LIMITED!
Register:
(510) 336-7373
Member priority registration begins October 14
Guest registration begins October 21

FRIENDS OF CHABOT

KQED
Quest

Quest puts Northern California under a microscope, exploring fascinating local stories and people that impact our science, nature and environmental worlds.

For more information and schedules, please visit their website at:
www.kqed.org

W Foundation

The W Foundation
“Navy in Space”
October 10 – 11 (9am – 5pm)
(Closed during the Blue Angels Show)
You are going to see artifacts that have made the long journey to the moon and back, and photographs that have been inscribed by the astronauts themselves in order to tell their stories about adventures in outer space.

  • Visit with Navy Aviator Astronauts who have flown to the International Space Station
  • Touch Real Space Artifacts
  • Try on Real EVA Gloves
  • See Space Shuttle Tile in Action

Fort Mason, Bldg D, Room 100
San Francisco, California
For more information, visit: thewfoundation.org

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October 9
3:00 AM

NASA/LCROSS Lunar Impact

Friday, October 9
(3am)

NASA/LCROSS Lunar Impact

Advanced registration required
Members FREE / Guests $3
Register:
(510) 336-7373

As NASA’s LCROSS Mission to investigate the presence of water on the Moon comes to a close, get up early and join us at Chabot to view the impact of the spacecraft and the debris plume it is expected to produce through a special live NASA broadcast in our Planetarium, and through the eye of Chabot’s own 36-inch telescope, Nellie.

NASA Science News for October 5, 2009

On Friday morning, Oct. 9th, you can watch a pair of spacecraft crash into the Moon with your own eyes. The purposeful impacts are the climax of NASA’s LCROSS mission to unearth signs of water in lunar soil. Today’s story tells how and where to look.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/05oct_lcrossvg.htm?list146163

Check out our RSS feed at http://science.nasa.gov/rss.xml!

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd. – Oakland, CA 94619
Chabot – NASA/LCROSS Lunar Impact Event
As NASA’s LCROSS Mission to investigate the presence of water on the Moon comes to a close, get up early and join us at Chabot to view the impact of the spacecraft and the debris plume it is expected to produce through a special live NASA broadcast in our Planetarium, and through the eye of Chabot’s own 36-inch telescope, Nellie. Advanced registration required — Members FREE / Guests $3 — Register: (510) 336-7373

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