from Continental Pacific Design that site is suitable.
06 Feb 1987
Chabot Science Center Program Subcommittee meets to define
mission and program opportunites for the new center.
07 Nov 1987
Michael Reynolds speaks to the EAS about the NASA Teacher-in-Space
16 Nov 1987
Astronomical Society of the Pacific decides not to participate
in new Chabot.
Tom Martin oversees major restoration
effort on Chabot telescopes that culminates with removal
of Rachel's lens for first time in 30 years; lens cleaned,
tested and restored to best optical alignment, and both
telescopes are painted. All finders are cleaned as is
Leah's brass tailpiece. The EAS raised the money to cover
all costs related to this project. (Lens taken to Tinsley
Lab in Richmond on 3 Dec 88.)
17 Apr 1988
painted Fawn by Tom Martin and Don Stone, Leah painted Clear
Sky by Carter Roberts.
07 Jun 1988
Wightman retires from OUSD, begins working under contract
04 Nov 1988
sponsors retirement party for Kingsley Wightman in big dome.
Bd of Ed member Pat Monson makes presentations from City
and OPS. Superintendent Coto speaks.
07 Apr 1989
EAS becomes first organization
to officially bless the final version of the Joint Powers
02 May 1989
Bay Regional Park District gives unanimous approval and
Oakland City Council unanimously gives approval of Joint
Powers Agreement setting up agency to build and operate
new Chabot Observatory and Science Center.
10 May 1989
Bd of Ed unanimously approves JPA.
26 May 1989
signatures on JPA.
28 Feb 1991
for application submissions for position of COSC Executive
09 Mar 1991
house and party to celebrate 75 years of Rachel and Chabot
Observatory at Mountin Blvd. site.
30 Jun 1991
contract expires again. OPS will not renew.
23 Sep 1991
Michael D. Reynolds begins work as first Executive Director
of Chabot Observatory and Science Center.
04 Oct 1991
solicits architectural firms to prepare master plan.
20 Oct 1991
fire in hills of Oakland and Berkeley destroys almost 3,000