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Tonight's Lunar Eclipse

Eclipse Viewing Information by Dr. Lisa Will, the Fleet's resident Astronomer

Night owl alert! We San Diegans should have a spectacular view of tonight's lunar eclipse if the clouds/marine layer stay away. The full moon will start passing into the darkest part of the Earth's shadow around 11 p.m. tonight. The total eclipse will begin around midnight and last until 1:30 a.m. The moon will fall completely out of the Earth's shadow around 3 a.m.

This Sensational Summer Is Dedicated to YOU!

The Summer of You

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.

Fleet 40th Anniversary Trivia #2

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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

 

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?

This Month's Experiment - Rainbow of Colors

This Month's Experiment - Rainbow of Colors

Brandon and Caitlin create a rainbow in a test tube using common household materials. Downloadable instructions below so you can try this experiment at home!

Gazin' With the Experts

The Solar System

One of the greatest thrills for a beginning backyard astronomer is to view the heavens through a telescope. Because there are a number of astronomy clubs and professional observatories in San Diego and Southern California, many opportunities exist for the public to explore the cosmos in this way.