Chabot Space and Science Center
A look at five of the best places near the East Bay for star and moon gazing, including the first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory in the world
In a voyage a decade in the making, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft swept by Pluto Tuesday. As cheers went up inside NASA’s Mission Control, hundreds of people partying at Chabot Space and Science Center were cheering as well.
The northern hemisphere will experience its shortest day and longest night of the year as the Winter Solstice will take place on Saturday. In the Bay Area, there are events to mark the occasion and welcome winter.
For a change of pace from dinner and a movie, make it a date to explore some of the best museums of the west in the East Bay.
The so-called “transit of Venus” — when the planet Venus passes between the Earth and our sun — is expected to begin shortly after 3 p.m. when the planet will appear as a small black dot slowly moving across the sun.
Give those usual hangouts and same old routines a rest; this weekend is all about going off the beaten path in the East Bay.
Looking for an educational getaway for you or your family? These East Bay museums will entertain without breaking the bank.
More than 200 people gathered at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland Friday morning to watch the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis.
The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland is hosting a viewing of the total lunar eclipse Monday night – and Bay Area residents are hoping clouds don’t obscure the rare event.