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The Fleet has 12 exhibitions permanently on display.
Galileo’s Café serves up delicious, affordable classics like chili cheese dogs, chicken salads and pizza, but what if you are more adventurous? Does Galileo’s Café live up to its name and challenge the culinary status quo just as Galileo himself challenged his generation about the Earth’s position in the galaxy? The answer is … yes!
Fleet console operator Mary Anderson shares her photo and story:
“The Perseids are coming!” That’s enough to get any devoted night sky photographer headed to dark skies. In the San Diego area, my favorite spot is Borrego Springs, which is the International Dark-Sky Association's second Dark-Sky Community. (Flagstaff, AZ, is the first.)
We’ve got a fresh batch of trivia questions about the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. These questions are sure to challenge even the most knowledgeable Fleet Genius. Have fun!
1. The human body sometimes does some disgusting things. Do you know what traveling exhibition, which visited the Fleet twice, allows people to explore “the [impolite] science of the human body”?
A. The Science of the Stinky and Gooey
B. Please Excuse My Science
D. Yucky! The Science of You
I got a crash course in special effects on a tour of the bowels under the theater. John Young, Electronic Audio Visual Producer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, has proudly worked for the Fleet for more than 30 years. His office is in the basement of the theater, which is a catacomb of offices, studios and work spaces.
The Giant Dome Theater at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center was renovated just a few years ago, complete with the world's first NanoSeam Dome screen in an IMAX Theater. Completely redoing our 76-foot hemispherical screen was quite an undertaking, but in this fun video, you can watch it all happen in just one minute.
The Summer of You is in full swing at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. This is our way of saying “thank you” for giving us 40 years of wonderful memories. Without you, we could never accomplish our mission to inspire lifelong learning by helping the public engage with science and technology. We invite you to visit us and join in the celebration of YOU.
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we're bringing back the nine best IMAX films of all time for a Fan Favorite Film Festival. Each week, all summer long, a top pick will play twice a day in the incredible Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. It's your chance to revisit the peak of Everest, explore the wonders revealed by Hubble or dive with Dolphins again.
Vote for your favorite films by Sunday, June 9.
Are you ready for another round of Reuben H. Fleet Science Center trivia? These next questions are sure to challenge your knowledge about the Fleet.
1. We began our building expansion program in 1998 to increase exhibition space and reduce energy and water consumption. In what year did the Fleet receive LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings?
The gigantic dome screen was aflutter with enormous butterflies, 15-feet across, by the time I settled into the theater. It had been more than 25 years since I had been there. I thought I knew my way around, but I was guided to a seat straight in from the door as I was arriving late.
“Dad, is the movie over?” I heard a young voice in the seat next to me.
“No, son, that was just a preview,” his father said.
Want more Reuben H. Fleet Science Center trivia? Well, we’ve got your quiz fix right here. Try these challenging questions and find out how much you know about the Fleet.
1. What is the name of the “living experiment” currently featured at the Fleet that explores the how life on Earth may have been started?
A. Bubbling Liquids and Zapping Electricity
B. The Miller and Urey Exhibit
C. Science Through Art
D. Origins of Life