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Aventuras Salvajes En California (2000): Es una expedición virtual que te deslizara desde las montañas junto con snowboarders, girando por los aires de San Diego con skysurfers, nadando los océanos junto con las nutrias, excavando desde treinta metros...
The Discoverers [IMAX]Feel the Courage. Live the Adventure.This film will show as part of Senior Monday on Monday, Dec. 2, only. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Daniel J. Boorstin, this stunning film relives some of mankind's greatest moments of discovery, including Magellan's expedition to find the...
Back for a limited run in December 2013! Encounter the wilds of California as you sky surf over San Diego at 150mph, ride down a 25-foot wave at Maverick’s, snowboard the Sierra’s highest peaks and drop 130 feet into the center of a giant Sequoia! From...
What you can't see is right before your eyes!Mysteries of the Unseen World provides you with an incredible look at 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...
Technology Takes OffExplore aerodynamics and flight technology in the Fleet’s newest exhibition, On the Fly: Technology Takes Off. The exhibition features multiple daily performances by small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), complemented by interactive stations where...
The Instrument That Rocked the WorldStarting December 20th, the Fleet Science Center will ROCK you! The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is cranking science up to 11 this winter with the West Coast premiere of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World! Experience the guitar through...
Get Your Hands On ScienceOur Main Gallery exhibition combines some of our all-time favorites with exciting interactive exhibits from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. This collection features opportunities to explore mechanics, motion, math, hearing, electricity and many other...
Celebrate the Season at the FleetBalboa Park December Nights is the largest free community festival in San Diego. Come to Balboa Park and celebrate the holidays with lights, food, music and fun. The two-day extravaganza, Balboa Park's holiday gift to San Diego, features international...
A Live Concert Series Celebrating GUITARThe Fleet is ready to ROCK with our first-ever live concert series! Each show will feature: Two performances: an awesome opening act and a rockin' headliner Food for purchase from The French Gourmet Beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-...
An Early Morning Comet ISON CelebrationCOFFEE & COMETS is an early morning celebration for Comet ISON on Tuesday, November 26, at 5:30AM! This event has reached its registration capacity. SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST HERE Comet ISON has raised a lot of hope among skywatchers. The comet is...
The First Monday of Each MonthThe first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. The Fleet'...
The Science of ROCKOur next Science on the Rocks party is Thursday, January 23: The Science of ROCK! Our most recent party was on October 17. Look for pictures on our Science on the Rocks Facebook page soon. Didn't make it? Here's what you missed: Fall in love with...
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Gazin' With the Experts
One of the greatest thrills for a beginning backyard astronomer is to view the heavens through a telescope. Because there are a number of astronomy clubs and professional observatories in San Diego and Southern California, many opportunities exist for the public to explore the cosmos in this way.
The SDAA is a non-profit educational organization established to further the education of its members and the general public about astronomy. Membership ranges across all walks of life and all levels of interest and knowledge.
The SDAA hosts a number of free public sky viewing events throughout the year, both in Balboa Park on the Prado and at their dark sky observatory complex in Tierra del Sol.
At dusk on the first Wednesday of each month, following the monthly "Sky Tonight" planetarium show in the Fleet Science Center’s Space Theater, members of the SDAA set up telescopes on the north side of the Fleet Center building, by the large fountain in Balboa Park, for free public sky viewing. Though the sky is not as dark and clear as one might hope, viewers can enjoy a variety of sights, from the moon and planets to the brighter stars.
In addition, the SDAA hosts public star parties at their dark observing site in Tierra del Sol, about 90 minutes east of San Diego. Here, visitors can view the sky through small and large telescopes - including the 0.6-meter (22-inch) diameter Lipp Telescope -- and get a glimpse of some remarkable "deep - sky objects" such as nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies. Dates for these and other club events are listed on the SDAA Events Calendar.
MLOA is a non-profit ancillary organization of San Diego State University (SDSU), whose members support the research and educational programs of Mount Laguna Observatory Membership. Membership is open to the general public, provides complementary subscription to the MLOA Newsletter, an invitation to the annual John D.Schopp Lecture on the SDSU campus, an invitation to the Annual Summer Meeting and Picnic at the Observatory, an insider's tour of the Observatory, and special telescopic viewing sessions at the Observatory and on the SDSU campus.
Each spring the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference is held at the YMCA Camp Oakes, 13 kilometers (8 miles) east of Big Bear City on Highway 38. Visitors have the unique opportunity to see and look through a large variety of telescopes (with relatively dark skies and high elevation), attend talks by professional and amateur astronomers, see some astronomical equipment and software in use, and buy astronomical equipment, software, T - shirts, etc.- often at reduced prices. Advance registration is required to (909) 948-2205, or send e-mail to Robert Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAS is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping everyday people find the limits of their own genius, by developing scientific skills and removing roadblocks that make it nearly impossible for those without advanced degrees to do research. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do science simply for the love of it.
Presented by the City of Yucca Valley and the Astronomical League Western Region (WRAL), the Starry Nights Festival takes place in October, with speakers, workshops, demonstration booths and evening observing sessions under the dark, pristine skies of Yucca Valley and the Joshua Tree National Monument. Advance registration is required. Bob Gent, SNF Registrar, 325 Cloudes Mill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304-3080 or by e-mail: BobGent@aol.com
The above listings are for information purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. For the latest information on programs, tours or organizations, please refer to their individual websites.