August 1, 2017 > STEAMing ahead at Chabot
STEAMing ahead at Chabot
Submitted By Chabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science CenterÕs upcoming $5 First Friday will focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and the design and engineering concepts of pinball. Learn how designers start from concept and formulate designs using technology and age-old principles. Engage in hands-on activities that show you design basics and learn pinball playing pointers from the pros. Enjoy live music from local bands and join in on the DJ Dance Party.
The Art & Science of Pinball Exhibit
6:00 p.m. Ð 10:00 p.m.
Chabot Space & Science Center will be energized with the sounds of bells, buzzers, and bumpers as pinball machines old and new fill the space and the public can enjoy an adrenaline rush learning about science in a completely new, interactive way. ÒThe Art and Science of PinballÓ exhibit was created in partnership with the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda.
6:00 p.m. Ð 10:00 p.m.
Drop in at any time during the evening to learn to play pinball from one of the top players in the world, Keith Elwin. ÒPinball 101Ó demonstrates all the flipper skills required to improve your scores and more. This is a family-friendly film rated PG for mildly suggestive animated content.
Live Band: Jackson & The Immortals
6:00 p.m. Ð 9:30 p.m.
Soulful Northern California bassist Dan "JacksonÓ Stanton leads his band through exciting original music as well as jazz & blues classics. The band features some of the areaÕs most in demand musicians including, Cecilia Long- Vocals, Dave Bell Ð Guitar, Joe Cohen- Saxophone, and J. Hansen on drums.
Hands on Pinball Activities
6:00 p.m. Ð 9:00 p.m.
Create your own pinball art at our interactive activity stations throughout the center!
Zeiss Astronomy Presentation
6:30 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
Explore the cosmos as a Chabot Astronomer leads you through the galaxy using a Zeiss Universarium Mark VIII Star Projector. This recently restored Zeiss projector uses advances fiber optics to project stars with astonishing clarity.
Telescope Makers Workshop
7:00 p.m. Ð 10:00 p.m.
Open to all ages, the Telescope MakersÕ Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Drop in to see what they are up to!
7:30 p.m. Ð 10:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Gather around our Master Storyteller and hear exciting tales!
Screening of ÒWade Krause: Pinball ArtistÓ (2013) and Q&A with Director Anna Newman and Pinball Artist Wade Krause
Wade Krause is a master craftsman restoring and recycling vintage pinball machines in a funky studio in rural California. Collaborating on custom art games with pop artists like Dirty Donny, Krause reinvents pinball for today. Join us for a screening of the film and a Q&A Session with Wade Krause himself and the director of the film, Anna Newman. Also be sure to check out The Hellacopters Pinball Machine designed by Wade Krause and located in The Art and Science of Pinball exhibition.
Experience the astral ambiance of electronic music paired with lush soundscape visualizations. Showcasing local sound artists, Project Sound is an immersive multi-sensory experience under the dome.
Lie on the grass and look up at the stars! Bring your sleeping bags and blankets and come listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the night's sky. (Blankets are also provided).
Space in Your Face
Megadome Space in your Face combines small acts of music, comedy, skits, and quizzes with engaging and enthusiastic science lectures all converging on a space related topic. Space in Your Face is chocked full of adult humor and innuendos, and we kindly ask that audience members be over 17 years of age.
$5 First Friday: Design and Engineering
Friday, August 4
6 p.m. Ð 10 p.m.
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland