Friday, June 30
5:30pm Easy Hike, 7pm Moderate Hike
Adults $45, 21+
**Advanced reservations are encouraged as our hikes sell out quickly**
5:30pm Hike: Easy interpretive hike with moderate terrain (75 minutes)
7pm Hike: Moderate interpretive hike with some hills (90-120 minutes)
(Includes 2 drink tickets for beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverages, and a charcuterie board on a private section of the observatory)
For All Hikes We Recommend:
• Wear layers as the weather can change
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Water bottle
• Flashlight for evening hikes
• No animals
• Mosquito repellent recommended
• Chabot reserves the right to cancel hikes due to low enrollment
• No refunds or cancellations
• In the event of severe weather or other natural conditions that prevent access reservations will be cancelled, refunded or rescheduled
NOTE: There are no refunds or cancellations for those who are unable to attend. Tickets may be rescheduled with at least 48 hours advance notice providing there is still ample available on a future date.
Prior to arrive complete our electronic waiver here: HIKING WAIVER & CONSENT FORM. Please bring your ticket(s) for swift check-in upon arrival.
Group hikes may be scheduled through our program manager at 510.336.7329 or LHoover@chabotspace.org.
Join us for an asteroid day celebration, a global effort to highlight asteroid detection, research, as well as the current and future missions to explore them.
Asteroid Day as observed annually on June 30th, is the United Nations sanctioned day of public awareness of the risks of asteroid impacts. Our mission is to educate the public about the risks and opportunities associated with asteroids year-round by hosting events, providing educational resources and regular communications to our global audience on multiple digital platforms.
Guest Speaker Gerald McKeegan, Chabot Astronomer
Gerald McKeegan joined Chabot in the year 2000 as a volunteer and adjunct astronomer. Gerald serves on Chabot’s JPA Board of Directors, and is a member of the Eastbay Astronomical Society.
McKeegan holds a Master of Science Degree in Space Studies, and has over 40 years experience working in the space industry, where he was involved with numerous spacecraft projects, including the Space Shuttle, Cassini, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars InSight, Solar B, Juno and many others. In 1988, he was awarded the NASA “Silver Snoopy” award by the NASA Astronaut Office for his work in support of the Post-Challenger Space Shuttle Return to Flight program.
McKeegan also heads Chabot’s near-Earth asteroid search and tracking program, and has made more than two thousand asteroid observations using Chabot’s 36-inch telescope.