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This Week at the FLEET & Beyond ~ October 11, 2013!

A Brief Compendium of Really Cool Stuff To Do at the Fleet through OCTOBER!

October 11, 2013

Reuben H Fleet Science Center 40th Anniversary logo
Reuben H Fleet Science Center 40th Anniversary logo
Chocolate Unwrapped: the Science of Flavor logo
Chocolate Unwrapped: the Science of Flavor logo
Chocolate Unwrapped: the Science of Flavor sponsors
Chocolate Unwrapped: the Science of Flavor sponsors
aphid
aphid
caterpillar head
caterpillar head
gecko leg hair
gecko leg hair
butterfly wing
butterfly wing
tick
tick
tick claw
tick claw
clovermite
clovermite
dustmite
dustmite
mosquito eyes
mosquito eyes
marine worm
marine worm
rainbow nano
rainbow nano
insect
insect
pollen
pollen
cat flea
cat flea
eyelash mite
eyelash mite
gecko and robot
gecko and robot
head lice
head lice
nano gold
nano gold
The Tinkering Studio - This automaton does what I want it to!
This automaton does what I want it to!
The Tinkering Studio - I built this automaton myself
I built this automaton myself
The Tinkering Studio - LEDs, batteries + fuzzy parts = digital bling
LEDs, batteries + fuzzy parts = digital bling
The Tinkering Studio - Learning how to build a simple structure
Learning how to build a simple structure
The Tinkering Studio - Automatons creating art
Automatons creating art
The Tinkering Studio - Course all laid out
Course all laid out
The Tinkering Studio - Ready to roll!
Ready to roll!
The Tinkering Studio - Tinkering with tops
Tinkering with tops
The Tinkering Studio - Tinkering with circuits
Tinkering with circuits
The Tinkering Studio - Tinkering supplies for your creations
Tinkering supplies for your creations
The Tinkering Studio - Let your imagination soar in our wind tubes!
Let your imagination soar in our wind tubes!
The Tinkering Studio - A collection of tops
A collection of tops

 

 

For More Information, Please Contact:
Susan Chicoine: Public Relations Manager
schicoine@rhfleet.org  619.325.9416/Cell | 619.685.5743/Office

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center  1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

 

 

 

1)

Your Coverage Is invited for ASTRONOMY DAY at the FLEET: Free Activities Include Ask an Astronomer, Night Sky Photography Workshop, Lunar Craters  and Dry Ice Comet Demos. Or Join a Public Challenger Mission and Saturday Science Club for Girls, This SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12!

 

 

What:

Astronomy Day at the Fleet will provide visitors an opportunity to meet several of our staff experts. An Ask the Astronomer table allows you to chat with our host of The Sky Tonight, Dr. Lisa Will, about upcoming space phenomena. Console operator and amazing Fleet photographer Mary Anderson hosts a Night Sky Photography table about how she gets the amazing shots you see regularly on our Facebook page. Upstairs at the Exploration Bar, the public is invited to join in on the Lunar Craters Activity 10AM–3PM, or check out Dry Ice Comet Demos downstairs at 11AM & 1PM. Most activities free with admission.

At Saturday Science Club for Girls: Reach for the Stars!, girls in grades 5–8 will search for constellations and explore the mysteries of the Milky Way, plus investigate our closest neighbors in the solar system and other celestial objects light years away! The fun is from noon to 2PM.

The Public Nierman Challenger Mission will “Return to the Moon.” You, your friends and your family are invited to take the ultimate trip by experiencing our realistic Mission Control and Space Station simulators! This two-hour program introduces you to the teamwork, technology and drama involved in space travel. In the year 2015, astronauts are on their way back to the moon to stay! Navigating their way into lunar orbit, participants launch a probe and analyze a variety of data to select a site for a permanent moon base. Ages 10 and up. The mission is from noon to 2PM,

That night, don’t forget to look up in the sky for International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN). Thanks to intriguing science results and beautiful images from recent lunar missions, the Moon tantalizes both scientists and the public with its mysteries. Now in its fourth year, InOMN provides the public with an opportunity to view and learn about Earth's nearest neighbor. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission has been orbiting the moon since October 7. Although most NASA officials have been furloughed due to the government shutdown, missions that are in the critical phase have been given allowance to be monitored.

 

When:

Sunday, October 12, 2013; 10AM–6PM

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

Most activities free with admission. Saturday Science Club for Girls: members $12, nonmembers $14; must pre-register by calling (619) 238-1233 x806.

Challenger: members: $15/person, nonmembers: $20/person;

 

 

2)

CHOCOLATE UNWRAPPED: The SCIENCE of FLAVOR Will Feature Beer-Infused Truffles Specially Created for the Event by Eclipse Chocolate’s Will Gustwiller! OCTOBER 17, Check Out SCIENCE ON THE ROCKS with Brews From Green Flash Brewing Company, Aztec Brewing, Helm’s Brewing Company, Manzanita Brewing Company and St. Archer’s! Tickets on Sale Now.

 

What:

We have the deets! Sample Ritual Tavern’s Coffee Chocolate Stout-Braised Beef Brisket with Sweet Potato Mashers and Mini Chocolate Parfaits & Blackened Chicken Orzo Pasta from East Village Tavern + Bowl. Sip Green Flash Brewing Company’s Hophead Red, Serrano Chili Stout and West Coast IPA; Aztec Brewing’s Cacao Chocolate Porter made with organic cacao nibs and Chipotle IPA made with smoked Jalapeno Peppers; Helm’s Brewing Company’s Hop the RIPA & Beeruccino; Manzanita Brewing Company’s Riverwalk Blonde and Witch's Hair Pumpkin Ale (with Chaotic IPA as backup); and St. Archer’s eponymous Blonde and IPA. Manzanita Distillery will tempt you with their Moonshine. Sip wines of the world from PRP Wines International. Get the real deal on the health benefits of chocolate from Dr. Francisco Villarreal and the science behind our taste buds from ahead-of-the-curve experts Senomyx––and enjoy liquid-nitrogen ice cream, too! Do a strawberry DNA extraction, take a blindfolded Skittles taste test or dance all night to DJ Will Hernandez and Drumbeats by Dre! Join us!

 

When:

Thursday, October 17; 6:30PM

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

$25 general admission, $20 for members and Fleet/Balboa Park employees; $30 day of event, if available. Tickets on sale now online at http://science-rocks-chocolate-unwrapped.eventbrite.com/, or in person at the Fleet ticket counter, open daily at 10AM

 

Science on the Rocks is Sponsored by Mossy Toyota

and San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union

 

 

3)

Kid Power! San Diego Museum Council’s KIDS FREE MONTH Opens up Their Minds, OCTOBER 1–31!

 

What:

Kids are invited to explore San Diego’s diverse museums—for FREE! Children ages 12 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult (limit 2) at any of nearly 40 participating museums. Explore the hidden treasures of the ocean or the far reaches of outer space. Delve into local history, visual arts, botanical gardens, architectural treasures—and more! Note: This offer does not include special events/exhibits or field trips, nor admission to the Fleet’s Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

 

When:

October 1–31

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

Just download the coupon at http://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/ and present it upon arrival. 

 

 

4)

Beginning NOVEMBER 8, You Can Look at the World in a Whole New Way as National Geographic’s IMAX© Film MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD Has its San Diego Premiere in the FLEET’s Heikoff Giant Dome Theater!

 

What:

Mysteries of the Unseen World provides you with an incredible view of things that are normally too slow, too fast, too small or too vast for the human eye to see. The film's innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and nanotechnology result in larger-than-life images that are stunning to see on the 76-foot Heikoff Giant Dome Theater screen. From the powerful thread of a spider’s web to the slow-motion shatter and splatter of a dropped pitcher of milk, Mysteries of the Unseen World invites you to look at the world in a whole new way.

 

When:

Friday, November 8

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

Cost:

Members: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Children $10;

Nonmembers: Adults $17,  Seniors $15, Children $14

 

5)

You’ve got the power! Kids Free STEM Program: HIDDEN POWER, Sponsored by Time Warner Cable, at the FLEET on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19!

 

What:

Come to the Fleet and participate in an array of electrifying activities that highlight concepts of energy, electricity generation and efficiency. These Hidden Power activities are fun for the whole family, from youngsters to seniors. Learn more about energy materials and how they’re used, and find out about the invisible forces at work that power our world. Hidden Power activities are included with science center admission.

 

When:

Saturday, October 19; 11AM–3PM

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

Activities free with admission.

Sponsored by Time Warner Cable

 

 

6)

IMAX® en Español Presentar La Vuela de Los Monarcas, Domingo, Octubre 20 at 4PM.

 

What:

La mariposa monarca es una verdadera maravilla de la naturaleza. Pesando menos que un centavo (americano), es capaz de hacer uno de los viajes migratorios más largos de la tierra al cruzar un continente entero, con una navegación precisa a un lugar lejano que jamás ha visitado. En El Vuelo de las Monarca, te unirás al viaje extraordinario y peligroso de las mariposas monarca al seguir la investigación de 40 años de un intrépido científico en busca del escondite secreto de las mariposas monarca. Con cinematografía impresionante y un premiado equipo de producción, un verdadero misterio científico, y cientos de millones de verdaderas mariposas, El Vuelo de las Monarca se eleva magníficamente sobre la pantalla gigante del domo del Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

 

When:

Domingo, Octubre 20; 4PM.  

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

Cost:

Members: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Children $10;

Nonmembers: Adults $17,  Seniors $15, Children $14

 

7)

Orangutans and Elephants and Really Big Fish, Oh My. BORN TO BE WILD and DEEP SEA Are Stirring up the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater This OCTOBER.

 

What:

Del Mar’s own veteran underwater filmmakers and ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall take you on a Deep Sea underwater expedition. You will be transported below the ocean surface to swim with some of the planet’s most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, from the unusual Wolf Eel to the Giant Pacific Octopus. Come face to face with these underwater inhabitants and witness their peculiar and amazing behavior as they rely on one another for survival. Narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, original score by Danny Elfman. 

Or discover an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals; between orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. The heartwarming Born To Be Wild transports  moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman.

 

When:

Beginning October 1

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

Cost:

Members: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Children $10

Nonmembers: Adults $17, Seniors $15, Children $14

 

 

8)

Push Your Brain Into High Velocity During FAMILY SCIENCE SATURDAYS: MECHANICS!

 

What:

Come and learn about mechanics, the science that concerns itself with the effects that forces have on bodies! As families create objects that move, push, displace or achieve velocity in the Tinkering Studio, we will analyze which aspects of performance are mechanically inclined. Special recognition will go to those who cobble together the most impressive mechanical creations!

 

When:

Saturdays, October 12/19/26; 1PM–3PM

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

Participation is included with gallery admission.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

“On the Fly: Technology Takes Off” (through December 31, 2013)

“Explor-O-Rama—Get Your Hands On Science” (through June 1, 2014)

“Nano: Imagine and Discover a World You Can’t See!”  (ongoing)

Tinkering Studio”  (ongoing)

“Cellular Journey” (ongoing)

“Block Busters!” (ongoing)

“So WATT! An Illuminating Look at Energy” (ongoing)

“Kid City” (ongoing)

“San Diego’s Water: From Source to Tap” (ongoing)

“Aging for All Ages” (ongoing)

“Origins in Space” (ongoing)

“Gallery of Illusions & Perceptions” (ongoing)

 

GIANT DOME THEATER SHOWS:

For a Full Schedule of Shows and Times:

Daily Schedule

PLANETARIUM SHOW:

Cosmic Collisions––A spectacular immersive theater experience, narrated by award-winning actor, director and producer Robert Redford. Featuring stunning images from space and breathtaking visualizations based on cutting-edge scientific data—revealing the unimaginable, explosive encounters that shaped our solar system, changed the course of life on Earth and continue to transform our galaxy and dynamic universe.

 

IMAX® FILMS:

Flight of the Butterflies—The iconic monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. It weighs less than a penny, yet it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent, with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a secluded place it has never been. You’ll join the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey while following an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, an award-winning production team, a true scientific mystery, and hundreds of millions of real butterflies, Flight of the Butterflies soars on the giant IMAX® Dome screen.

 

Born To Be Wild––An inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals, this film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. This heartwarming adventure transports moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman.

 

Deep Sea––Embark on a gorgeous underwater expedition with Del Mar’s own veteran underwater filmmakers and ocean explorers, Howard and Michele Hall. You will be transported below the ocean surface to swim with some of the planet’s most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, from the unusual Wolf Eel to the Giant Pacific Octopus. Moviegoers come face to face with these underwater inhabitants to witness their peculiar and amazing behavior as they rely on one another for survival. Narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, with an original score by Danny Elfman. 

 

 

If you would like complimentary media tickets to visit the exhibitions or see an IMAX film or Planetarium show, please contact Susan Chicoine directly with your request: schicoine@rhfleet.org or (619) 685-5743 or (619) 325-9416/cell.  Let me know what date works for you and how many you need, and I will leave passes at the will-call window in your name.

 

 

REGULAR HOURS:

                                Monday–Thursday:                         10AM–5PM

                                First Wednesday of month:            10AM–8PM

                                Friday, Saturday, Sunday:              10AM–6PM

                                Tinkering Studio hours:                  noon–5PM

 

 

FLEET PRICES:

GALLERY ADMISSION (access to all eight exhibit galleries):

                                Members free; Nonmembers: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Children $11

GIANT DOME THEATER ADMISSION (1 film or 1 planetarium show + access to all eight exhibit galleries):

                                Members: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Children $10;

                                Nonmembers: Adults $17,  Seniors $15, Children $14

“The Sky Tonight” Live Planetarium Show ADMISSION

                                Members: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children $10;

                                Nonmembers: Adults $14, Seniors $13, Children $12

Senior Monday ADMISSION: now $8 for seniors 65+

Free Tuesdays Show ADMISSION

                                Members: Adults/Seniors/Children $9; Nonmembers: Adults/Seniors/Children $10

Add a Second Show

                                Members: Adults/Seniors/Children $6; Nonmembers:

                                Adults/Seniors/Children $7

 

PUBLIC CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phone: (619) 238-1233

Address: 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Website: www.rhfleet.org

 

 

 

 

Other Great Events Coming Up in OCTOBER & NOVEMBER:

 

OCTOBER 18—Astronomy Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

 

OCTOBER 21–22—Astronomy Event: Orionids Meteor Shower—Meteor shower that will be visible after midnight. Shower originates out of the constellation Orion. Remnants of Comet Halley.

 

OCTOBER 26—Halloween Family Day in Balboa Park with discounted admission. Kids 12 and under receive free gallery admission to the Fleet when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids 5 and under can join us in Kid City to get crafty with Pasta Skeletons and Pumpkin Guts. All ages can head to the Tinkering Studio to channel your repressed inventor and go wild with FrankenToys! What mysterious creations will arise as you take apart, mix and match and build previously unimaginable creatures and contraptions? Explore the inner workings of your favorite toys and make something truly unique or perhaps even frightening. Then check out our education table on the Prado and make Slime!

 

OCTOBER 29—Teacher Open House–Explore the exhibits, take part in fun hands-on activities, watch a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and learn about the new educational programs we'll be offering this year. Enjoy refreshments and enter to win prizes. 5:30–8PM

 

NOVEMBER 2/9/16/23/30—Family Science Saturdays:  Speed.  In its simplest expression speed can be seen as the rate at which an object covers distance. A car on a track, a plane through the air, or an object falling to the ground. We in the “tHinkering” studio will be paying close attention to see who amongst our many patrons can generate the greatest speed in whatever endeavor they choose, from the many arrays that we supply.   Activities included with admission. 1PM–3PM

 

NOVEMBER 6—Origami with Bruce Gemmell. The traditional art of paper folding has evolved into a venerable modern art form with solid foundations in math and science. A flat sheet of material is transformed into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Tinkering Studio Coordinator Gemmell has taught architecture both in the US and abroad. This event will be held the first Wednesday of each month. 4PM–7PM. Participation is included with gallery admission.

 

NOVEMBER 6––The Sky Tonight: Comets. The year 2013 has been a good one for comets. We saw Comet PanStarrs in the Spring, and Comet ISON is promising to be spectacular in the late Fall sky. But what are comets? Where do they come from? What are they made of? Join us in November to learn all about comets! Our popular monthly live planetarium show of the sky in SD that night reaches a new level of stunning full-color visuals and incredibly realistic simulations of cosmic phenomena with our new state-of-the-art digital GSX™ projection system. A professional astronomer leads backyard stargazers through the universe. Weather and operational requirement permitting, the SD County Astronomy Association provides free telescope viewing outdoors on the Prado in Balboa Park. This is a separate event held on the first Wednesday of each month. 7PM & 8:15PM

 

NOVEMBER 7–DECEMBER 8––Young Scientists session 3 “Wacky Weather” will delve into Measuring Weather, Wet Weather, Sunny Science and Winter Wonderland. Preschoolers age 3–5 (and a parent) explore the scientific wonders of the world through experimentation, investigation and scientific questioning. Four 4-week sessions run monthly. Limited to eight students per class. Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning 9AM–10:30AM. Members $75, non-members $85.

 

NOVEMBER 7—Exploring Ethics explores Neuroscience and Video Games. Video games are increasingly in the news. Rapid advances in brain research are also enabling neuroscientists, in collaboration with game developers, to develop games that contribute to observable educational and therapeutic innovations. While potentially beneficial, it is important to ask about the ethical and social implications associated with the merging of neuroscience with game development and use. In conjunction with the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, the Fleet welcomes guests to encounter science from an ethical viewpoint; brings together community leaders of various backgrounds to examine current scientific issues from diverse perspectives; and invites the public to explore with them how science can best serve society. 5–7PM; William & Grayson Boehm Community Forum at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Free, registration required: (858) 822-2647 / ethicscenter@ucsd.edu

 

NOVEMBER 9—Saturday Science Club for Girls: Tour of a Cell. Join scientists Alexandra Bortnick and Lauren Mack as we take the ultimate tour: your cells! Learn about the function and structure of a cell by creating an edible cell. Visit Cellular Journey in the exhibit gallery and extract DNA to take home! Girls in grades 5–8 can join the Fleet on the second Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. 12 noon–2PM; members $12, nonmembers $14; must pre-register by calling (619) 238-1233 x806.

 

NOVEMBER 12—Winning Every Day with Shannon Miller: Life Lessons from an Olympian, Mom, Entrepreneur and Cancer Survivor presented by ScholarShare. Shannon's story of her journey from Olympic gymnast to Mompreneur to cancer survivor will inspire and motivate anyone! Regardless of their profession, all women struggle to find time for themselves. They are always on the go, and often serve as the primary caregiver to their family and friends. Shannon wants to empower women with the knowledge and education they need to make informed decisions on health and fitness for themselves and for their family. She asks herself every morning, "How will I empower one woman today?" 6 p.m. pre-event reception; 7 p.m. presentation in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

Free to the public.

 

Event information subject to change.

 

For More Information, Please Contact:
Susan Chicoine: Public Relations Manager
schicoine@rhfleet.org  619.325.9416/Cell | 619.685.5743/Office

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101


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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.