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Media Alert for For Nano Day, Saturday April 6—The Biggest Event For The Smallest Science!

Guest Demos by UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society Students! Lectures! Fun Hands-On Activities 11AM-4PM

April 05, 2013

“NANO—Imagine and Discover a World You Can’t See!” logo
“NANO—Imagine and Discover a World You Can’t See!” logo
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NanoDays logo
Morphos Butterfly - Nano exhibit
Morphos Butterfly - Nano exhibit
Quantum Corral - Nano exhibit
Quantum Corral - Nano exhibit
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NISE logo
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NSF logo


DATE:             Friday, April 4, 2013

TO:                  All Assignment Editors, Photo Editors, Reporters, TV Cameras, Photographers

FROM: Susan Chicoine, PR Manager    619-685-5743 / 619-325-9416    schicoine@rhfleet.org



Your Reporters And Cameras Are Invited To Join Us SATURDAY, APRIL 6,


For NANO DAY—The Biggest Event For The Smallest Science!

Guest Demos by UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society Students!

Celebrate The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s 40th Anniversary Year!


WHO:             San Diego families and science enthusiasts will enjoy multiple demonstrations led by UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society (NETS) students. Nano Day activities 11AM–4PM are included with admission—come enjoy Nano fun for everyone!


WHAT:           Celebrate Nano Day at the Fleetthe Biggest Event for the Smallest Science! Do small things behave differently? Is a Blue Morpho butterfly really blue? What’s in your sunblock? Answers to these mysteries will be revealed during Nano Day at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center! The Fleet is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs, Nano Day, featuring a showcase of nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on our future. A dozen different demonstrations will be led by students from the UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society, with lectures and hands-on interactives that let you dive into the nano world, discover its real-world applications and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.


WHEN:           SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013, The Fleet is open 10AM–7PM; Activities 11AM–4PM

                        YOUR CAMERAS ARE WELCOME – just check in with Manager of the Day Ron Lee on arrival – the exhibit now inhabits the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater lobby.


WHERE:         Reuben H. Fleet Science Center    1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego



Erik Smith, Exhibits Manager                                   Andrea Bliven, Gallery Facilitator Supervisor

Students from UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society (NETS) also available for interviews




NOTES: Explore a small world where big science happens in “NANO—Imagine and Discover a World You Can’t See!” —the Fleet’s engaging exhibition all about nanoscale science, technology and engineering. Discover the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces, where big things come from the tiny world of nanotechnology! Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.


MEDIA CONTACT:     Susan Chicoine, Public Relations Manager, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Tel: 619 325-9416/c     e-mail: schicoine@rhfleet.org




Celebrate the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s 40th Anniversary Year!

Forty years ago, a spark ignited our imaginations! March 9, 2013 kicked off a year-long celebration of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and its 40 years of success in bringing hands-on science to our San Diego community. Forty years ago, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center opened its doors and brought interactive exhibits and the world’s first IMAX® Dome Theater to San Diego. Today, the Fleet inspires minds and connects individuals to science and technology through more than 100 “do touch” exhibits for all ages and amazing IMAX films and planetarium shows in the recently renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Enjoy our year-long celebration, featuring a blockbuster exhibition, incredible events and dynamic educational experiences.




About the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (“the Fleet”) is home to Southern California’s only IMAX® Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Watch immersive giant-screen films in the Heikoff Dome Theater, featuring the world’s first NanoSeam™ Dome screen in an IMAX Theater. The Fleet is the first Giant Dome Theater in the country to share a digital planetarium with an IMAX Dome theater, following the recent installation of a new, state-of-the-art, giant dome screen digital GSX™ system from Global Immersion, which augments the existing IMAX® projector in the Heikoff Dome Theater with one of the most comprehensive and powerful full-dome experiences available today. The digital system not only enhances our planetarium capabilities but expands the possibilities for sustainable institutional programming that could include evening programming with cultural content of various kinds. Experience eight galleries of fun, interactive exhibits, including major traveling exhibitions. A hurricane simulator thrills visitors with gusts of wind up to 80 miles per hour. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Galileo’s Café. Find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd, the Fleet Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology. For information regarding current admission prices, please call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at www.rhfleet.org.