Chabot Space and Science Center

Lick Observatory (credit: Randy Yagi)

Best Places To Go Star And Moon Gazing Near East Bay

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

07/18/2015

Pluto sent a love note back to Earth via NASA's New Horizons. This is the last image taken before today's #PlutoFlyby. (NASA)

Pluto Flyby Thrills Bay Area Stargazers

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.

07/14/2015

(credit: chabotspace.org)

Winter Solstice On Sunday, Bay Area Events To Mark Shortest Day Of The Year

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.

12/16/2014

Oakland Museum

Best Museums For Dates In The East Bay

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.

05/26/2014

This photo taken June 8th, 2004 shows the transit of Venus across the sun's disc through special spectacles, seen in the park of La Villette in Paris.  (Jean Ayissi/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Transit Of Venus’ Visible Above California Tuesday

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.

06/05/2012

Photo Credit: pacificpinball.org

Unique Nights Out In The East Bay Area

Give those usual hangouts and same old routines a rest; this weekend is all about going off the beaten path in the East Bay.

05/31/2012

(credit: hearstmuseum.org)

Best East Bay Museums With Free Admission

Looking for an educational getaway for you or your family? These East Bay museums will entertain without breaking the bank.

05/14/2012

Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch

Bay Area Space Fans Gather For Historic Final Shuttle Launch

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.

CBS San Francisco–07/08/2011

The moon illuminated by refracted sunlight during a lunar eclipse. (NASA)

Lunar Eclipse Viewing Set For Oakland’s Chabot Center – Maybe

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/20/2010