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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.  

Gift Ideas for the Science Enthusiast in Your Life

I Love Nerds Mug
By Nathan Young
 
The North Star Science Store at the Fleet Science Center has a great selection of educational gifts, do-it-yourself kits, books, toys, models and other science items that you can't get anywhere else. It's the perfect place to Christmas shop for the science enthusiast in your life. 
 
Here are a couple things you can expect to find:
 

A Bricking Amazing Exhibition

Starry Night, made from LEGO bricks

The Art of the Brick is a hit! This exhibition, which features artworks made by Nathan Sawaya from LEGO bricks, is thrilling visitors of all ages. 

We Are the Fleet Science Center

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.

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.