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NASA Lectures, Live Online

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers monthly lectures on fascinating topics. And you don't have to drive to Pasadena to enjoy them! The lectures are live-streamed so that you can watch them from home on your electronic device. Visit their web page to see what topics are coming up. You can also visit the archives to catch past lectures. February's talk is by NASA glaciologist Alex Gardner.  

Open Source Skateboards and Other Tech Talks at the High Tech Fair

Beau Trifiro of Open Source Skateboards

By: Isaac Perry

High Tech Fair is experimenting with a new feature this year called “Tech Talks.” Modeled after the popular TED Talks, Tech Talks give a presenter 10 minutes to present the technology they use on a daily basis in an engaging and innovative way. 

Local Tech Companies Come to High Tech Fair

Solar Turbines engineer

By: Eivy Herrera and Jeremiah Preston

The Fleet Science Center's annual High Tech Fair enlightens middle and high school students to the world of science and the possibilities of a scientific career. Local participating companies provide interactive experiences for the students, and students enjoy seeing "real life" applications of what they may be learning in the classroom. Two of the participating companies, Solar Turbines and ViaSat, sat down with local high school students to discuss what attendees can expect to learn at the event. Here’s what we learned!

Gift Ideas for the Science Enthusiast in Your Life

I Love Nerds Mug
By Nathan Young
 
The North Star Science Store at the Fleet Science Center has a great selection of educational gifts, do-it-yourself kits, books, toys, models and other science items that you can't get anywhere else. It's the perfect place to Christmas shop for the science enthusiast in your life. 
 
Here are a couple things you can expect to find:
 

A Bricking Amazing Exhibition

Starry Night, made from LEGO bricks

The Art of the Brick is a hit! This exhibition, which features artworks made by Nathan Sawaya from LEGO bricks, is thrilling visitors of all ages. 

Impossible Science is airing now on Comic-Con HQ

Jason Latimer, Curator of Impossible Science
The Fleet's own Curator of Impossible Science, Jason Latimer, is breaking new ground with the new Impossible Science original series on Comic-Con HQ. 
 
The 10-episode show debuted on September 8 and explores how breakthrough innovations in technology and science all came from ideas once thought only possible as science fiction and fantasy.
 

We Are the Fleet Science Center

Fleet Science Center logo

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is now known as the Fleet Science Center. The new brand identity is the realization of our expanded vision and extended role as a county-wide organization.

Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseids in 2015 by Matt Dieterich

This Thursday and Friday, August 11 and 12, is one of the best annual meteor showers you and your family or friends can watch: the Perseids. And some experts are even predicting that there might be a meteor “outburst” this year—where the number of shooting stars increases beyond the usual rates.

What Is Topology?

Taping Shape

By Kanaga Rajan

You may think our exhibition, Taping Shape, is all fun, no science. Well, it certainly IS fun, but it’s an excellent study of topology. Topology is a field in math that studies the geometric and spatial properties of shapes that are maintained after deformations such as stretching or twisting.

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