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eNews May 2008
Join us on Saturdays in May for...
Astronomy Day (May 10) - Our annual Walk through the Solar System, the first-ever "live via satellite" tour of Palomar Observatory and a chance to win subscriptions to Astronomy Magazine or a Meade telescope!

Green Day (May 17) - Build a solar-powered car, calculate your carbon footprint and visit our special exhibition about energy, "So WATT! An Illuminating Look at Energy."

Rubik's Cube Competition (May 24) - Watch "cube masters" from around the world use mathematical algorithms to solve the iconic puzzle in less than 30 seconds... or while blindfolded!
Stem Cells: New Sources and New Questions
Stem CellsJoin us at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 (just before the planetarium show) for this exciting panel discussion. Featuring three UCSD professors who are recognized as leaders in addressing the scientific and ethical implications of stem cell research, this free public lecture will highlight the recent developments in new technologies for deriving stem cells. Please RSVP for this event by May 5, as space is limited!

DATE: Wednesday, May 7
TIME: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Flight 42 to Mars - Now Boarding
CLC Mission ControlWe're opening our Nierman Challenger Learning Center to the public! Bring your friends, family or just yourself for a fun 2-hour simulated mission to the Red Planet using our exciting spaceflight simulators. Then at 4 p.m., step into our Lecture Hall to watch live (via satellite) coverage of NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander as it touches down on the Martian surface.
DATE: Sunday, May 25
TIME: 12 - 2 p.m.

Summer Camp Interns Needed!
Summer Camp Interns
If you're a high school student - or if you know a high school student - who loves science, enjoys working with children and needs service hours for school, consider volunteering at the Fleet Science Center as a Summer Camp Intern! Opportunities are available for camps in July & August. Click below for details or call Chelsea Cormier, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 619-238-1233, ext. 835.

Forensics Workshop for Teachers
Forensics Workshop fo TeachersTeachers (grades 3-12) are invited to attend this day-long workshop where the intrigue of crime scene investigation is transformed into fun and effective science lessons for students. From DNA extraction and facial reconstruction to special presentations by the San Diego County Sheriffs Department and San Diego Police Department, this is one workshop you don't want to miss!
MoreDATE: Saturday, May 17

This Month's Experiment: Clothespin Kazoos
YouTube May's Monthly Experiemnt

Musical instruments can be found in the most surprising places.  Learn a simple way to turn an ordinary clothespin into a silly-sounding kazoo!


Membership Tip: Save Paper, Go Digital!
April 2008 FACETS
If you're a Fleet member, you recently received the spring issue of our Facets quarterly newsletter in your mailbox. To save paper (and postage), we're now offering the "green" option of receiving future issues electronically! If you prefer to receive Facets via e-mail only, please click the "Update Profile/Email Address" link at the bottom of this message, then update your profile by checking the box marked "Facets Quarterly Member Newsletter." The first electronic version of Facets will be e-mailed in late June.
San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
Quick Links
May Events
MAY 5: Senior Monday (Afternoon Scholars Lecture)
MAY 7: The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
MAY 7: "Stem Cells: New Sources and New Questions"
MAY 10: Astronomy Day
MAY 17: Green Day
MAY 17: Family Science Day
MAY 23: MUMMIES Secrets of the Pharaohs
MAY 24: Rubik's Cube Competition
MAY 25: Challenger Ctr. Public Mission
IMAX Films
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Premiering May 23...
MUMMIES: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Grand Canyon Adventure

Sea Monster

Fridays at the Fleet
See classic IMAX films
at 6 & 7 pm every Friday
for only $7.50 each!
($6.00 for members)
MAY 2: Cosmic Voyage
MAY 9: The Human Body
MAY 16: Wolves
MAY 23: Island of the Sharks
MAY 30: Lewis & Clark
Mysteries of Egypt
Enter to Win!
Congratulations to Jose Aguirre, winner of four passes to the San Diego Museum of Art!
This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win two passes to the San Diego Wild Animal Park! To enter, please complete this form by May 15.

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