Chabot Observatory

Chabot Observatory (HMCE5)

Location: Oakland, CA 94607 Alameda County
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N 37° 48.215', W 122° 16.596'

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Founded 1883

This marker, dedicated June 21, 2008, celebrates Chabot Space & Science Center's 125 years of inspiring Bay Area star gazers and curious minds of all ages.

From 1883-1915, an observatory on this site housed Chabot's first telescope, "Leah," an 8-inch refractor donated by Anthony Chabot.

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Chabot Observatory Today
"Leah," Chabot's original 8-inch refractor, is still in use today at the new Space & Science Center, located in Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills.

The Science Center hosts public viewing through the telescope on Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting.
HM NumberHMCE5
Year Placed2008
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 563682 N 4184268
Decimal Degrees37.80358333, -122.27660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.215', W 122° 16.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 12.90" N, 122° 16' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)510, 559, 415, 925, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1717 Goodes Bridge Rd, Oakland CA 94607, US
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