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January 2, 2018 > Rockets and robots top ChabotÕs January events

Rockets and robots top ChabotÕs January events

Submitted By Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space & Science CenterÕs schedule of public events and activities for January and February 2018 will kick off the new year with two First Fridays evenings, rockets, robots, Romantic ValentineÕs Day missions to Mars, the Bay Area International ChildrenÕs Film Festival, continuing Artists in Residence Program, Project Create and more.

$5 First Friday: Rockets and Robotics
Friday, Jan 5
6:00 p.m. Ð 10:00 p.m.
Admission: $5

Blast off for a focus on rocket science and learn what it takes to launch a rocket into space, operate a robot, and even how to make a rocket from things found in the average kitchen. Meet local rocketeers and shake hands with ChabotÕs own robot, Fritz. In addition, Chabot Artist in Residence Cere Davis will bring her Water Organ to Chabot. This quirky, kinetic piece will explore how magnetized vessels create a chorus of sounds as they move through water in what she playfully calls "meditative Koi pond behavior.Ó

The Curious Lens Participatory Exhibition
Opening Tuesday, Jan 16

See what happens when you step back and see the world through another person's eyes. Chabot's new Curious Lens photo exhibition, where visitors respond to topics intended to spark their photographic creativity and share their photographic views on our ever-changing world. This monthÕs prompt: So many aspects of our modern lives are shaped by technology. Do you find it all intriguing, funny, thought-provoking, alarming?

Total Lunar Eclipse
Wednesday, Jan 31
3:00 a.m. Ð 6:30 a.m.
Free, Weather Permitting

The observatory deck opens at 3 a.m. in the early morning hours of the 31st for viewing as the ÒBlue MoonÓ turns red in this total lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. Bring binoculars, blankets, and warm clothes. The total lunar eclipse starts to occur at 3:48 a.m. PST. Totality begins at 4:51 a.m. and ends at 6:07 a.m.

Imagination Playground in Discovery Lab
(On loan from Habitot ChildrenÕs Museum)
Through Sunday, Apr 29

Imagination Playground is an interactive, transformable exhibit that prompts children to manipulate their environment and create a play space of their own with varied sized and shaped loose parts. The exhibition includes foam bricks and cylinders, chutes and channels, and are easy to stack, line up, and move around. Children enjoy an endless variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing, and inventing their own games. Most importantly, they are deeply engaged, active and have hours of fun. Imagination Playground addresses a broader spectrum of play needs through opportunities for fantasy play and socio-cooperative play, in addition to more traditional running, jumping and climbing. This exhibit is intended for our younger Chabot visitors (ages 0 Ð 5).

Chabot Space & Science Center is open Wednesday Ð Sunday, 10 a.m. Ð 5 p.m. with $5 First Fridays the first Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Ð 10 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $14 for children 3 Ð 12 (under 3 free), and $15 for students (13 Ð 18 or college ID)/seniors (65+). Memberships are available. For updates and more information, visit

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
(510) 336-7300
Admission: $18 adults, $15 seniors/students, $14 youths

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