Chabot Space & Science Center is a non-profit institution and community resource located on 13 trail-laced acres in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland amid the largest stand of coastal redwoods in the East Bay. Chabot features a 241-seat full dome planetarium, interactive and hands-on exhibits, space artifacts, a giant screen theater, a Challenger Learning Center, and the only research-level telescopes regularly available to the public for weekly live viewing in the Western United States. Chabot’s mission is to inspire and educate learners of all ages about the Universe and Planet Earth.
“Free public viewing almost every Friday and Saturday night (weather permitting) with 3 large historic telescopes. The 8″ and 20″ refractors are each over 100 years old. The 36″ reflector is one of the largest scopes open for regular public viewing in the USA.”