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Jason Latimer, Curator of Impossible Science, to perform his live science and magic show this summer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

The Fleet is also excited to announce the IMPOSSIBLE SCIENCE FESTIVAL, featuring hands-on applications and demonstrations of how to make the impossible possible through science and curiosity, on August 22 and 23 at the Fleet Science Center.

July 02, 2015

 

San Diego, CA--The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center welcomes back their recently appointed Curator of Impossible Science, Jason Latimer, to entertain audiences and inspire curiosity with his special blend of science and illusion in the live show, The Impossible Science Experience. 

 

The Impossible Science Experience will run every Friday through Sunday (excluding blackout dates) beginning July 5 at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. This limited engagement will run through September 7.

 

The Impossible Science Experience combines Jason's jaw-dropping illusions with physics, psychology, chemistry, mathematics and technology. An enlightening and entertaining family-friendly show, attendees can expect to witness a person walking through a solid object, light being bent, water being shaped and countless other illusions, all rooted in applied science.

 

The Fleet is also excited to announce the dates for the first ever Impossible Science Festival, taking place at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on August 22 and 23, 2015. The Impossible Science Festival will be a hands-on, interactive event that explores the science behind the seemingly impossible. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how to turn objects invisible, explore levitation, play with the science of mind control, discover impossible figures and even learn how to walk on water. This event will examine the question "what is possible?" and use visual and interactive experiences to show how the seemingly impossible can become possible through curiosity and knowledge.

 

"The goal of the Impossible Science Festival is to promote education through curiosity," said Jason Latimer, host and designer of the Impossible Science Festival. "By exploring subjects that seem impossible but showing how they can be made possible through science, visitors will have a memorable, hands-on learning experience that will blow their minds!"

 

If Jason Latimer looks familiar, it's because he is one of the judges, along with Penn & Teller, on Syfy's magic competition TV series, "Wizard Wars." As a physicist and three-time World Champion of Magic, Jason's research and university lectures on the topics of invisibility, teleportation, transformation and making other "impossibilities" possible through applied science has gathered recognition in science and education communities around the world.

 

"For more than forty years, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center has been a place of inspiration for countless San Diegans,"said Dr. Steven Snyder, CEO of the Fleet Science Center. "Now with the Impossible Science Festival and Jason as our Curator of Impossible Science, we look forward to inspiring countless others to imagine how they can apply science to make today's impossibilities into tomorrow's realities."

 

With his role as the Curator of Impossible Science, Latimer will be bringing his pursuit of "What is possible?" and the promise of more collaborations to the Fleet Science Center. The Fleet looks forward to bringing Jason's special blend of science and illusion into other realms of the science center in the future.

 

"The only thing separating magic from science is the understanding of the situation. Anything we don't understand is magic ... which is why the right question changes everything," said Latimer. "The world was not shaped by its answers; it was shaped by its questions--and that next question could come from any of us."

 

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More information about the Impossible Science Experience:


 

http://www.rhfleet.org/shows/impossible-science-experience
 

 

Videos of Jason Latimer

 

Jason Latimer escapes from being handcuffed and submerged in the Thames River in London:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YQLOdlFwcc

 

Jason Latimer performers a disappearing card trick on ice:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIA-MEddNs0

 

Jason Latimer levitates his assistant:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEHoO0ijYHM

 

Jason Latimer performs a world-record card trick with David Hasselhoff:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7bRgh1yVQY

 

Jason Latimer shapes water into solid objects:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS_qa46FET4

 

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To schedule a media preview or live, in-studio demonstration by Jason Latimer, or to arrange for media tickets to the show, please contact Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Public Relations Manager Nathan Young at 619-685-5743 or nyoung@rhfleet.org.

 

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About Jason Latimer

 

Jason Latimer has spent his entire life wondering about one question: "What is possible?" In the pursuit of answering that childhood question, Latimer's ongoing education spans multiple fields of science, including mathematics, applied physics, chemistry, perceptual psychology and economics. Jason's research, work and performances have ushered in an entirely new genre of magic and illusion for the twenty-first century, rooted in applied sciences. Today, Latimer has stolen the spotlight as "the greatest magician working today" (Parade Magazine). His current role as judge alongside the extraordinary Penn & Teller on Syfy's "Wizard Wars" allows him the opportunity to reach millions of people all over the world, while his lectures, keynotes, and TEDx Talk inspires countless minds to "See Beyond the Illusion of Knowledge." As a magician, Latimer's resume includes seventeen consecutive championship titles and awards for his work, including the highest honor the world of magic can bestow on an individual, the title of "The Grand Prix 'Best Overall' World Champion of Magic" and recent championship win of the BBC One's six live specials, "The Magicians." As a scientist, Latimer's work inspires education through wonder and curiosity. With numerous international television specials and appearances, Latimer's infectious love for the unknown is inspiring millions around the world to join in and ask, "What is possible?" For more information, visit www.jasonlatimer.com.

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About the Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond—in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet hosts school field trips, science workshops and educational camps. For adults, we offer events like Fleet Night of Science and community events, such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar. In the community, we provide free neighborhood science events weekly through 52 Weeks of Science. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Craveology. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego’s science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, please call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at fleetscience.org.