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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Up Close!

By Dr. Lisa Will, resident astronomer at the Fleet Science Center. 

NASA’s Juno mission reached Jupiter on July 4, 2016, after a five-year space voyage. On board Juno is a built-in camera, JunoCam, built by San Diego-based Malin Space Sciences Systems. In August 2016, JunoCam started taking the highest-resolution images ever captured of Jupiter, including the first to feature the planet’s polar regions.

The Fleet Is at Comic-Con!

Comic-Con San Diego

By Karla Nafarrate

 

Because you can’t have “science fiction” without “science”.… This year, the Fleet will be hosting not one, but two separate panels at Comic-Con International: San Diego. 

Have you ever wondered if (or when!) computers will take over the world? Or how science-fiction ideas or inventions become reality? Let’s discuss these topics at Comic-Con! Don't miss our panels:

Artificial Intelligence

July 21, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Room 24ABC

Now Accepting Applications for SciTech

SciTech participants from Encanto Middle School

The Fleet is currently accepting applications to bring the popular SciTech program to your school for the 2017–2018 school year.

The Fleet on Tonight in San Diego

The Fleet Science Center was excited to make an appearance on San Diego's own late night talk show, Tonight in San Diego. Check out the Fleet's Ashanti Davis demonstrating the explosive potential of liquid nitrogen to Jesse Egan and Bijan Mostafavi of the Tonight in San Diego Crew. 

America's New Astronauts

After evaluating a record number of applications, NASA will introduce its new astronaut candidates on Wednesday, June 7, at noon (local time) from the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The announcement will be broadcast on NASA TV, and you can also watch it live at https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive/.

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. 

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