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RHFleet November eUpdate
"Bug Bonanza" with the Queen of Grossology
Come meet Sylvia Branzei, author of the best-selling Grossology book series, as she presents many of the delightfully disgusting aspects of the insect world and signs copies of her books!  At Bug Bonanza, you'll also see mutant fruit flies, spiders & arachnids, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches and more! Fleet members can make advance reservations for Sylvia Branzei's presentations.  All activities free with admission.

WHEN: 12-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8

Calling All Dog Lovers!

Leaping DogIn the spirit of "ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY," we're celebrating all things great, goofy and yes-gross about dogs! Watch dog tricks and agility demonstrations, see the latest in canine couture at a fashion show, chat with certified trainers about doggie dilemmas, and fall in love with the adoptable pooches (and kitties) from the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA. Kids will enjoy puppet shows, fun yoga lessons and more! This event is for humans only, please leave pooches at home.

WHEN: 12 - 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16


Special Screening: The Journey to Palomar
Journey to PalomarAstronomy buffs are invited to catch this special advance screening of the PBS documentary The Journey to Palomar, which traces George Ellery Hale's lifelong efforts to build the world's four largest telescopes, culminating in Palomar's 200-inch Hale Telescope. Following the screening, Scott Kardel of Palomar Observatory will discuss Caltech's next giant telescope, and the filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions. (Lecture Hall)

WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1

"Electronic health records: the good, the bad, and the future"
Health RecordsThis month's Exploring Ethics program examines a major transformation underway in the American healthcare system: the shift from paper to electronic records. As the healthcare industry modernizes, what are the potential risks and rewards for patients & healthcare providers? RSVPs are requested for this popular evening lecture series.

WHEN: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5          

Space Theater Renovation Update!
New Dome PanelAssembly of the new Space Theater dome is moving quickly! Earlier this month, crews began meticulously installing the NanoSeam screen (image at left), which will make the curved screen appear completely seamless!  Our Space Theater Blog features new photographs and a new time-lapse video of the NanoSeam dome assembly process. Visit today and check on our progress!


Fleet Membership has its Benefits
Make the most of your membership this month! Now through Nov. 30, you can get free admission to the Museum of Photographic Arts -- Located in Casa De Balboa, just steps away from the Fleet.
Then on Saturday, Nov. 8, it's Bug Bonanza!  Sylvia Branzei, the creator of Grossology will make two presentations at the Fleet and only members can make reservations in advance! Check out the Bug Bonanza Web page and follow the directions for member reservations.  Tickets not claimed at least 30 minutes before the presentation begins will be released to the general public. 
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This Month's Experiment: Automata 
This Month's Experiment - Automata

Use items found around the house to construct your very own automata!  Automatas are hand-cranked mechanical toys that use gears, cams and other components to create a moving piece of whimsical art.


Featured Product of the Month
AntworksExperience the extraordinary work ethic and construction know-how of ants!  AntWorks by Fascinations is based on a 2003 NASA Space Shuttle experiment to test how ants successfully tunnel in microgravity. AntWorks' unique gel environment is a quantum leap forward in ant farm technology, complete with water and nutrients so all you have to add is ants! (free mail-order coupon included)  Watch ants live, work and tunnel in this amazing habitat. (ages 6 & up)

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November Events
NOV 1: Film Screening: "The Journey to Palomar"
NOV 3:
Senior Monday: "Evolution & the Nature of Science"
NOV 5:
Exploring Ethics: "Electronic Health Records"
NOV 8:
Saturday Science Club for Girls
NOV 8:
Special Event: "Bug Bonanza!" w/ Sylvia Branzei
NOV 15:
Family Science Day
NOV 16:
Doggie Lovers Day
Hands-on Exhibits
Animal Grossology
Animal Grossology
Kid City
Kid City
Top 5 Reasons to be a Fleet member in November
5. Unlimited admission to "Animal Grossology," "Kid City" and all of our exhibitions.
4. Free admission to the Museum of Photographic Arts all month long.
3. Any IMAX vouchers valid through Dec. 31, 2008 will be extended through April 30, 2009 or by four additional months (whichever is later).
2. Fleet memberships make great holiday gifts - your recipient is guaranteed 12 full months of IMAX films.
1. Members can purchase gift memberships at a big discount!
Not yet a member? Check out our great benefits!

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