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What Is Topology?

Taping Shape

By Kanaga Rajan

You may think our exhibition, Taping Shape, is all fun, no science. Well, it certainly IS fun, but it’s an excellent study of topology. Topology is a field in math that studies the geometric and spatial properties of shapes that are maintained after deformations such as stretching or twisting.

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.

The Fleet Is at Comic-Con!

Comic-Con International: San Diego

If you're going to be at Comi-Con, you should know ... we are too! We're presenting two panels, and we're also holding a Comic-Con themed Fleet Night of Science party (no badge required for the party!) Read on for more information.

Comic-Con Panels

Fleet & IDW panel, July 21, noon to 1 p.m., room 9:

IDW & The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Present Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet

Evidence for a Ninth Planet

The six most distant objects in the solar system (magenta) all mysteriously align. Planet Nine, if it had 10 times Earth’s gravity and an anti-aligned orbit to these distant objects (orange), would explain these paths almost perfectly. (Image: Caltech)

By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

You may have heard that there is evidence of a possible new ninth planet in our solar system, but what exactly does that mean? What evidence was found?

Connect With NASA

Space: by NASA

There are a ton of ways you can connect with NASA—from taking spacey selfies to helping scientists search for black holes—and all you need to get started is an Internet connection!  

Not really into selfies? You’ll definitely start snapping breathtaking selfies by using the Spacecraft 3D augmented reality app! Select the target image and take your photo with the spacecraft of your choice. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/apps/

Visiting the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center With Kids


By Casey Makovich, Smart Destinations

Planning a San Diego vacation with the family and looking for some fun activities for you and the kids?

Make sure to visit the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. It’s a great place for kids to get interested in science. The museum’s interactive exhibits are designed to inspire curiosity and allow kids to learn scientific concepts through hands-on learning.

Check out some of the most popular exhibitions by age:

The Impossible Science Festival

Impossible Science Festival logo

Have you ever wondered if invisibility was scientifically possible? Have you wanted to walk on water? Or even explore levitation? You’ll be able to do it all at the Impossible Science Festival at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on August 22 and 23!

Join the Non Gala Experiment

How would you like to conduct some fun and educational experiments with your friends or family, support a local nonprofit organization and be entered to win some awesome prizes, without even having to get out of your comfy clothes or leave your living room? 

Talking With the Tinkering Studio

By Ally Browne, Marketing Intern

For a limited time, the Tinkering Studio has expanded into the main gallery, giving tinkerers both young and old a chance to let their inner inventor out with fun new projects. Along with the extra space, the studio also has extended hours, always open whenever the Fleet is open, with both unfacilitated and facilitated activities.