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Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Chabot's 8-inch telescope

Chabot's 8-inch (200 mm) telescope, Leah.

Photo credit: By Myowncompass at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland is a hands-on center featuring interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, a large screen theater, hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes. The Center is the continuation and expansion of a public observatory that has served San Francisco Bay Area schools and citizens with astronomy and science education programs since 1883. It is named after the father of hydraulic mining and benefactor of the original Oakland Observatory, Anthony Chabot. Since 2000, the Center has been located on the western border of Redwoods Regional Park.

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