Wednesday 14 October 2020

Virtual Halloween STEM events from Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space & Science Center is continuing its commitment to offering accessible STEM programming with special virtual events celebrating Halloween.

On October 31 at 9 p.m., bask under the blue moon on Halloween night with Chabot’s Once In A Blue Moon: Halloween Virtual Telescope Viewingon Facebook Live. The last time we had a full moon on Halloween was in 2001, and this year is extra special with a rare blue moon. This will be the first time a blue moon has occurred on Halloween since 1944. Observe this special sight virtually through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Learn all about the blue moon with Chabot’s astronomers and ask questions about this rare event.

Enjoy Halloween-themed learning with a Spooky Science Showon October 30 from 7-8 p.m. on Facebook Live and YouTube. This event is fun for all ages, featuring themed activities and thrilling science demonstrations. The public is encouraged to show off their Halloween costumes and participate in Chabot’s Spooky Halloween Costume Fashion Show. To join in, everyone can send in photos of their costumes using #chabotspookyscience on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or submit them in the Facebook event discussion

Chabot Space & Science Center is providing new, engaging STEM content every week for families at home. The popular interactive Live Science!show occurs each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live and YouTube. Virtual Telescope Viewings at 9 p.m. every Saturday night continue a long tradition at Chabot Space & Science Center, home to the only research-level telescopes regularly available to the public for weekly live viewing in the Western United States.

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October 30, 7-8 p.m.

Free on Facebook Live and YouTube

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Scientists! Join us on Facebook Live for our variety show all about spooky science. Tune in for exciting science demos led by our teen Galaxy Explorers, learn how to make your own Halloween candy and witches brew and hear scientific explanations for things that go bump in the night. Science is so fun…it’s scary!



October 31, 9-10:30 p.m.

Free on Facebook Live

Saturday, October 31 9-10:30 p.m. Join us for a special, spooky virtual telescope viewing on Halloween night! This Halloween, we are celebrating a sight that only comes around once in a blue moon. The last time we had a full moon on Halloween was in 2001, and this year is extra special with a rare blue moon. This will be the first blue moon on Halloween since 1944. Celebrate Halloween night with Chabot's astronomers for a very rare virtual telescope viewing.



Every Wednesday, 10:30-11 a.m.

Free on Facebook Live and YouTube 

Join Chabot Science Educators for fun and interactive science experiments! Together, we will investigate and observe a scientific phenomenon through a captivating demonstration. We’ll ask for observations and explanations of what YOU think is happening before revealing the science behind it. Then, we’ll end with a live Q&A for those burning questions.



Every Saturday, 9-10:30 p.m.

Free on Facebook Live

Join our resident astronomers online with Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot’s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting, we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.


Founded as an observatory in 1883, today Chabot offers visitors the very latest in hands-on, interactive exhibits, displays, and Planetarium shows. Combined with a full program of activity-filled classes, workshops, outreach programs, and special events, Chabot Space & Science Center is the Bay Area's go-to destination for visitors of all ages who want to discover and learn about science. 

Set amid beautiful redwood parkland in the hills above Oakland, just 2.5 miles off the freeway, Chabot is also home to three magnificent telescopes including the largest on the west coast open weekly to the public. Here visitors of all ages can experience for themselves the wonders of the cosmos as they gaze through the telescopes at distant stars and planets. 

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