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The Perseids Did Not Disappoint!

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.) 

Fleet 40th Anniversary Trivia #1

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Here at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, we’re celebrating our fortieth anniversary. We thought that a smart way to get into a celebratory mood is through some Fleet trivia. See how many you get right, and find out if you are a Fleet Genius.

1. The Fleet bustles with lots of activity during the week. Do you know how many students participate in programs at the Fleet each school year?

A. 5,000

B. 10,000

C. 50,000

D. 100,000

 

2. Which interstellar villain visited the Fleet during a science fiction film festival here in 1981?