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We Are the Fleet Science Center

The 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.

Pokémon Go and Augmented Reality

Pokemon Go

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.

The Fleet Is at Comic-Con!

Comic-Con International: San Diego

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.

Comic-Con Panels

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

Girl Scouts Sleepover at the Fleet

Girl Scouts Sleepover at the Fleet Science Center

Have you ever wanted to spend an adventurous night in a museum?

On March 11-12, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 a.m., 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 Is Everywhere

Science Is Everywhere logo

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.

Best View of Mars in a Decade

Mars, photo by NASA
During the last weeks of May and the first weeks of June, Mars will be bright and quite noticeable in the evening and early morning sky. In fact, this will likely be the best view you'll have of the planet in a decade! The last time Mars was this bright was during the the Martian opposition of November 2005.
 

Star Wars and NASA

NASA Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now out on DVD Blu-Ray. NASA is celebrating with fun Star Wars-related videos and stories.

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