Special Event Events

Shown in date descending order.

  • NOV
    04

    Big Astronomy, People + Places + Discoveries

    Wed at 11:30 AM Open to Public

    Experience the California Academy of Sciences newest planetarium show from wherever you are in the universe! Join us on YouTube for a weekly livestream of the show every Wednesday at 11:30 am PT. "Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries" transports you to three world-class observatories in Chile’s rugged Andes Mountains and arid Atacama Desert-remote, extreme regions that happen to have the perfect conditions for astronomical research. Along the way, you’ll meet an ... more

  • NOV
    03

    TAS Member Meeting - Current Activities in Space!

    Tue at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    You are invited to view the Tacoma Astromomical Society's November Member Meeting. Presentation - Current Activities in Space! Ken Young, General Manager Space Systems with Aerojet Rocketdyne will be be talking about several of the ongoing mission they are supporting and those that are about to launch. Please visit the TAS calendar at https://www.tas-online.org/calendar.php for the Zoom link.

  • OCT
    17

    Virtual Telescope Viewings

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join our resident astronomers on 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.About NellieNellie is a 36-inch reflector telescope, ... more

  • OCT
    15

    Galaxy of Horrors: Terrifying Real Planets

    Thu at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    There are many deadly worlds out there in the Milky Way. This month’s show will profile some of the real - and terrifying - planets NASA missions have discovered and discuss how they fit into the overall picture of what dangers lurk in the darkness of space. Webcast:› Click here to watch the event live on YouTube› Click here to watch the event live on Ustream* Only the Thursday lectures are streamed live. Past shows are archived on YouTube.› Click here for ... more

  • OCT
    14

    The Hunt for Dark Matter in the Universe: New Experiments

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Astronomers today understand that the universe is full of a mysterious substance they call “dark matter” (because it doesn’t give off any light or other radiation we can detect.) Dr. Shutt will discuss the motivation behind the multi-decade, world-wide effort to test the idea that dark matter is in the form of particles as small as a neutrino but as heavy as an atom. He will describe the experiment he is involved with, that uses 7 tons of liquefied Xenon to measure ... more

  • OCT
    14

    Revealing the Universe With Infrared

    Wed at 03:00 PM Open to Public

    NASA experts will discuss how we use non-visible light to explore the universe. Our focus will be on infrared astronomy and the upcoming ASTHROS mission, a balloon-based telescope that will study star-forming regions in the Milky Way galaxy in far-infrared light. JPL education specialist Brandon Rodriguez will be joined by mission engineer Jose Siles for a presentation about how NASA is using infrared light to reveal the hidden universe around us.The live broadcast will also include a ... more

  • OCT
    10

    Virtual Telescope Viewings

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Join our resident astronomers on 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.About NellieNellie is a 36-inch reflector telescope, ... more

  • SEP
    17

    The Last Stargazers

    Thu at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network to hear Dr. Emily Levesque share the science and adventures behind what it's like to be a professional astronomer and work at the world's cutting-edge observatories. A livestream will also be available to everyone via the Night Sky Network YouTube channel. Livestream: https://youtu.be/nKesmUh2WEc Find additional info about tonight's webinar on this resource page (NSN login required).:https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/download-view.cfm?Doc_ID=673The ... more

  • SEP
    02

    Robotic Exploration of Titan with Dragonfly

    Wed at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission that will embark on a journey to Saturn's moon Titan in 2026. Selected as part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, Dragonfly will explore Titan's surface employing autonomous navigation with ground control providing only high-level waypoint and flight plan information. Carrying a suite of instruments, this robotic explorer will sample materials and determine surface composition in different geologic settings in order to characterize the habitability ... more

  • AUG
    25

    NASA's Search for Meteorites in Antarctica

    Tue at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Dr. Evans will describe some of her recent experiences deployed to Antarctica as part of NASA’s Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) 2019-2020 field team. She will also discuss the importance of NASA’s meteorite collection for understanding solar system evolution and relevance for current and future NASA missions.Dr. Cynthia Evans is the Senior Exploration Scientist for the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division within the Exploration ... more