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This Week at the FLEET & Beyond ~ October 23, 2013!

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

October 23, 2013

Reuben H Fleet Science Center 40th Anniversary logo
Reuben H Fleet Science Center 40th Anniversary logo
ScholarShare Speaks logo
ScholarShare Speaks logo
Shannon Miller, Olympic gymnast
Shannon Miller, Olympic gymnast
Shannon Miller, Olympic gymnast
Shannon Miller, Olympic gymnast
Shannon Miller, Olympian, Mom-preneur and Cancer Survivor
Shannon Miller, Olympian, Mom-preneur and Cancer Survivor

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Block Corner

Fire Truck

Ball Wall 2

Light Block Exploration

Nutrition Interactive

Exploration Bar

Shopping

Fun in Kid City

The Factory

 

1)

Last Chance to Soar With Monarchs—and the Citizen Scientists Who Love Them—in FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES! Final Performances of This Stunningly Beautiful IMAX® Film Are Thursday, October 31!

 

 

What:

San Diegans flocked to this epic giant screen adventure capturing one of the longest migrations on Earth and the inspiring true story of one scientist’s stunning discovery, with a portion of the film proceeds going to aid monarch butterfly conservation efforts. Don’t miss your chance to see it! Audiences are swept along in this triumphant journey of perseverance that spans thousands of miles and several generations—tracking real monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven where audiences discover a truly spectacular sight:  hundreds of millions of REAL live butterflies in one of the most amazing places on Earth.

 

When:

Final Performances Thursday, October 31, 2013

Where:

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

Cost:

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

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

 

2)

Spooky Tricks With FrankenToys, Slime, Pasta Skeletons and Pumpkin Guts—and Science; at Balboa Park’s HALLOWEEN FAMILY DAY—Saturday, OCTOBER 26—Discounted Admission for Your Treat!

 

 

What:

Kids 12 and under receive free gallery admission to the Fleet when accompanied by a paying adult for Balboa Park’s Halloween Family Day. 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!

 

When:

Saturday, October 26, 2013; 10AM–6PM

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

Activities free with admission.

 

3)

Through Great Teachers, Kids Are Inspired to Learn! We Invite Local Teachers to Investigate the FLEET’s Programs and Activities at a Free Teacher Open House on Tuesday, OCTOBER 29, From 5PM–8:30PM!

 

What:

All local teachers are cordially invited to attend this Teacher Open House at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. At this FREE event open to all teachers in the San Diego area, we will share details about the new educational programs being offered by the Fleet this year. Explore our newest exhibit On the Fly: Technology Takes Off and learn all about UAVs and aerodynamics, along with Family Science Night activitieslike Bernoulli, Dry Ice and Static Electricity. Come for the refreshments, fun hands-on activities, prizes and the chance to see our spectacular Cosmic Collisions planetarium show  in our Giant Dome Theater, plus an exclusive trailer reel previewing some of our best IMAX offerings. Join us for this spectacular evening!

 

When:

Tuesday, October 29; 5:30PM–8PM

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

The event is limited to 300 teachers. Visit us online to book your spot today: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/450996

 

4)

ScholarShare Speaks Presents WINNING EVERY DAY WITH SHANNON MILLER: Life Lessons From an Olympian, Mom, Entrepreneur and Cancer Survivor; Tuesday, NOVEMBER 12; Reception 6PM, Lecture 7PM!

 

What:

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.

 

When:

Tuesday, November 12; Reception 6PM, Lecture 7PM

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

Free to the public.

Sponsored by ScholarShare Speaks

 

 

5)

NOVEMBER 8, UNSEEN SCIENCE Exhibition Opens in Conjunction With National Geographic’s IMAX© Film MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD. Look at the World, and Science, in a Whole New Way! California Premiere in the FLEET’s Heikoff Giant Dome Theater!

 

What:

As our new Unseen Science exhibition opens, think small … really, really small! Unseen Science invites you to peek at the big science of nanotechnology, view molecules through augmented reality and look at science in a whole new way. Mysteries of the Unseen World is a new giant screen film adventure that takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible. 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:

Opens Friday, November 8

Where:

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

Cost:

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

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

 

6)

ISON IS COMING! Learn More and Be Ready at The Sky Tonight: Comets, on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6! Then Check the Sky to See If Any Are Falling!

 

What:

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 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 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.

 

When:

Wednesday, November 6; 7PM & 8:15PM

Where:

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

Cost:

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

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

 

7)

Join Jim Thomas, Intrepid Author and Explorer Expert, at SENIOR MONDAY on NOVEMBER 4 To Delve Into the Secrets of Lewis & Clark’s: Great Journey West!

 

What:

Author and Fleet favorite Jim Thomas shares his extensive knowledge about The Lewis & Clark Expedition, then seniors watch the IMAX© film Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West. Thomas, in full period garb, details the journey’s complications and the intriguing, dangerous and little-known hardships the explorers endured. Thomas gained an intense interest in the Lewis and Clark expedition after reading about Sacagawea. He continued to research Lewis and Clark, but finding that the available information was quite dry, took it upon himself to embellish the hard facts from the journals with creative dialogue to keep his readers’ interest. Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West re-creates the journey that shaped a nation and explores the great hardships and incredible scenery the explorers encountered. The first Monday of the month, seniors 65+ enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a lecture and a Giant Dome Theater show at a discount!

 

When:

Monday, November 4; New time: doors open at 9:30AM; 10:30AM lecture; 12PM theater show

Where:

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

Cost:

New price: Seniors $8, Adults $17

 

8)

We May Not Understand the Reasons for Oarfish Washing Ashore, But You Can Learn All About Other Denizens of the DEEP SEA Through November in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

 

What:

As we saw this week in the news, there are mysteries in the depths of the ocean that we may never understand until they wash up on our shores. Meantime, join Del Mar’s own veteran underwater filmmakers and ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall to learn what you can on a Deep Sea underwater expedition. Swim below the ocean surface 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.

 

When:

Now through November

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

 

 

9)

Will It Rain? Does the Marine Layer Cool Us Off? Pre-Schoolers Learn All About “WACKY WEATHER” as Young Scientists Session 3 Begins NOVEMBER 7!

 

What:

“Wacky Weather” delves 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; limit eight students per class. Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning.

 

When:

November 7–December 8; 9AM–10:30AM

Where:

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cost:

Members $75, nonmembers $85

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

Unseen Science (opens November 8) incorporates several exhibits, including Nano: Imagine and Discover a World You Can’t See!and Molecules in Motion

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

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

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. (Ends 1/19/14)

 

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. (Ends 10/31/13)

 

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. (Ends 11/7/13)

 

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:

 

Continuing through OCTOBER 31—Kids Free Month. 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. Just download the coupon at http://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/ and present it upon arrival. 

 

Continuing through NOVEMBER 3––Young Scientists session 2 “Astronomy Adventure” takes off to learn everything about the Moon and Stars and Rockets. 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.

 

OCTOBER 23— Domefest screening of the 2012 reel for University professors and students, with a short explanation of the full-dome digital production work flow by John Young. 6–9PM

 

OCTOBER 26—Family Science Saturdays:  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!

Activities included with admission. 1PM–3PM

 

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 Tinkering Studio will be paying close attention to see who amongst our many visitors 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 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 7—Born To Be Wild final performances

 

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 16—Engineering for Teachers Workshop. Join the Fleet Science Center and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for a workshop for teachers in our Grayson Boehm Lecture Hall. Times and Pricing TBD.

 

NOVEMBER 17—IMAX® en Español Sea Monsters. Follow saber-toothed fish, prehistoric sharks, giant squid and other bizarre creatures of the Cretaceous Period as you travel back 80 million years ago to a time when Kansas was part of a great inland sea.

NOVEMBER 17—IMAX® en Español Monstrous del Mar: Una Aventura Prehistórica. Siga los peces dientes de sable, los tiburones prehistóricos, calamares gigantes y otras criaturas extrañas del período cretáceo mientras viaja 80 millones de años atrás a un momento en que Kansas fue parte de un gran mar interior. Domingo, 4PM. Precios (una película y entrada a las galerías): Miembros: Adultos $13, Adultos mayores $11, Niños $10, No miembros: Adultos $17, Mayores $15, Niños $14

 

NOVEMBER 18—NASA Launch: MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution)—First mission devoted to the understanding of the Martian upper atmosphere. It will analyze the role that loss of atmospheric gas to space played in changing the Martian climate through time.

 

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.