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Health and Safety Update at the Fleet Science Center

On behalf of the entire Fleet Science Center team, we would like to share the proactive precautions we’re taking regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As health and safety is always our top priority, we consistently implement the procedures recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of colds and the flu throughout the year.

Fleetster Friday: Meet Andrea Decker

It’s time for another Fleetster Friday! This week, we’re highlighting #LaMesa resident, Andrea Decker.

Why do big meals make us sleepy?

Thanksgiving Day is coming up and we are all ready for a yummy feast! But, have you ever wondered if calories give us energy, why do big meals make us sleepy?

Fleetster Friday: Meet Mary O'Brien

It’s Fleetster Friday! Today, we're featuring Client Services Manager Mary O’Brien. This North Park resident is in charge of all things reservations—films, workshops, school groups, she does it all!

Fleetster Friday: Meet Laci Pierce

It’s #FleetsterFriday! This week we’d like you to meet Hillcrest resident, Laci Pierce. As Special Events Coordinator, Laci is in charge of planning and creating fun and elaborate events ranging from birthdays, private IMAX screenings as well as corporate galas and parties. The interactive exhibits at the Fleet provide built-in entertainment and our in-house beverage catering maximizes your budget.

Water Found in the Atmosphere of a Planet

Artist’s impression shows the planet K2-18b. Image Credit: ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

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

Anatomy of a Bath Bomb

By Julie Medina, Fleet Science Center School Programs Manager

Have you ever tried a bath bomb before? They’re these amazing scented spheres of soap and other components that can make for a colorful and aromatic addition to a regular bath. Kids think they are wild fun to add to the bathtub. Some adults see them as a relaxing and luxurious way to pamper yourself after a long day. To us, the most fascinating aspect of a bath bomb is the science!

Best Show of the Year

Photo by Lucas Ludwig on Unsplash

The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year!

This is a complicated year for watching the Perseid meteor shower, because the evening sky has a roughly close-to-full Moon in it, making it more difficult to catch the faint “shooting stars.” So if you can wait until the Moon sets, you should have better viewing in the pre-dawn darkness. Spectators can expect to see around 10-15 meteors per hour or maybe slightly more on the peak on Monday and Tuesday, August 12-13, according to NASA.

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