RHFleet eUpdate
RHFleet Strange Matter
Welcome to the completely new e-Update, your monthly guide to the latest exhibits, films and events at the Fleet. We hope you enjoy the new features and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Things are getting strange at the Fleet!
You'll discover alien landscapes hidden deep inside everyday materials, play with mysterious liquids that defy gravity and get a glimpse into where the future of materials research might lead.  

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 9 for the "Strange Matter" Bizarre Opening Day Bazaar, with fun activities, goofy games and wacky challenges for all ages.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you'll get up close with ordinary materials that behave in extraordinary ways.
Science Meets Art at our New Spring Camp
Registration is now open for our newest Spring Camp, "All That Matters: The Art and Science of Materials." Young explorers (grades 1-4) will discover strange and exciting materials in the science lab then create works of art in the studio at this week-long camp held at the Fleet Science Center and the nearby Spanish Village Art Center!  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.More
Camp dates: March 17 - 21
CHRONOS: Special Edition
If you haven't experienced a "classic" IMAX film recently at our weekly "Fridays at the Fleet" film festival, you won't want to miss this one!  See the critically-acclaimed film CHRONOS as never before... with subtitles!  CHRONOS(1985) is a groundbreaking celebration of nature and art and tells the story of Western civilization through a symphony of sound, images and time lapse photography. The new subtitles act as signposts, revealing the filming locations for each breathtaking scene.More
6:00 p.m., Friday, February 1
Afternoon Scholars: "Exploring Mars"
Discover how technology is helping scientists unlock the mysteries of the Red Planet.  Mars today is as cold as Antarctica, but did it ever have a warmer, "Earth-like" climate? Did it once support life, and could it still today? What plans does NASA have for people exploring, working or even living on Mars in the future?  After the lecture, step into the IMAX Dome Theater for a special 2 p.m. screening of ANTARCTICA.More
12:30 - 2 p.m., Monday, February 4   
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
Experience the wonders of the cosmos in California's largest planetarium!  This month's astronomy theme is: "Star Formation in Orion."More
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6
Family Science Day
Join us on the third Saturday of every month for fun activities, puzzles and games for the whole family! Best of all, there's always something different with a new science theme each month. February's theme is: ChemistryMore
12 - 3 p.m., Saturday, February 16
Free Gallery Admission All Year Long
Fleet Science Center members  never have to pay admission to enjoy our seven exhibit galleries, weekend programs, special lecture series and Exploration Bar activities. Simply present your membership card at the entrance turnstiles and begin exploring!  Not yet a member?  With our new exhibition "Strange Matter" opening February 9, this is a perfect time to join.More
Download our February Schedule
For a convenient listing of IMAX show times and upcoming events at the Fleet, click the following link to download a printable flyer (PDF) that you can take with you!More
MySpace or Your Space?
My Space
High school students, parents, teachers and others concerned with Internet privacy are invited to attend part two of this discussion series led by award-winning science fiction author Dr. David Brin.  Learn how MySpace, Facebook and blog postings can impact students' future job prospects, then discuss whether an "online code of conduct" would protect individual privacy or limit freedom of expression.More
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 27
Featured Product of the Month
Xtreme Scope It Out Our new "Strange Matter" exhibition uses microscopes to take you deep inside materials. A new product available in the North Star Science Store lets you get up-close to nature wherever you go.

The Xtreme Scope It Out! Portable Microscope detaches from its base and includes a carrying holster, so kids can use it anywhere... even underwater! Computer-designed, 50-power precision optics and a built-in high intensity light provide a clear view of almost anything. Includes specimen slides, water dropper, tweezers, belt holster and activity guide.

Our Price: $24.99 Now Available!
(Recommended for ages 6 and up. 1 AA battery not included)

Your purchase from the North Star Science Store supports the Fleet's non-profit, educational mission.
San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
Quick Links
This Month's Experiment:
Polymer Putty!
Starting this month, our home science experiment will include a short video you can watch on YouTube.

This month, make some slimy, stretchy "Strange Matter" using only water, glue and borax.  View the instructions HERE.
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Audra Grabbe-Brown, winner of four passes to the San Diego Natural History Museum, in our January e-Update contest! This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! 

Enter to win four passes to the San Diego Zoo! To enter, please complete this form by February 15.

Only one entry per person. Eligible entries must be completed with name and contact information. Enter by February 15, 2008. Winner will be notified after February 15, 2008. For more information about the San Diego Zoo, click HERE.

IMAX Films
Grand Canyon Adventure
Opens March 14th

Sea Monster

Dinosaurs Alive

The Living Sea
Join Our Mailing List