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The Fleet has 12 exhibitions permanently on display.
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.
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.
In a few years, virtual reality may be a commonplace escape into a land of fantasy and illusion. For now, as a sort of small first step, there is Pokémon Go, a game that's been reconfigured into a high-tech sport for all using augmented reality. Augmented reality is a live view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are “augmented” or supplemented by a sound, video, graphic or GPS data. The Pokemon Go app lets you take a sneak peak at what the future will bring us when it comes to truly immersive experiences.
By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Fleet Science Center
If you're going to be at Comi-Con, you should know ... we are too! We're presenting two panels, and we're also holding a Comic-Con themed Fleet Night of Science party (no badge required for the party!) Read on for more information.
Fleet & IDW panel, July 21, noon to 1 p.m., room 9:
IDW & The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Present Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet
On Saturday, September 10, your Girl Scout is invited to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's Girl Scouts Sleepover. She will have the opportunity to explore mind-boggling Illusions, the science behind how human cells are formed, the importance of water conservation and more in our eight interactive exhibit galleries.
This event is open to Girl Scouts between the ages of 6 to 13.
Your night of fun includes:
Science doesn’t just live in a lab. It surrounds you everywhere, no matter where you are. We believe the exploration of science has the power to transform and inspire you.
This year, Science Is Everywhere, our 2016 annual fundraiser, aims to encourage San Diegans to discover the science all around them through a series of science photo challenges. The challenges were conducted on social media (through the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages), inspiring San Diegans to find everything from fractals to bubbles.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now out on DVD Blu-Ray. NASA is celebrating with fun Star Wars-related videos and stories.
By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
You may have heard that there is evidence of a possible new ninth planet in our solar system, but what exactly does that mean? What evidence was found?