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New IMAX Films Premiere in December
Three New IMAX® Films to Premiere in December
After three and a half months of extensive renovations and technology upgrades, the Fleet Science Center plans to reopen its Space Theater on Saturday, December 13*, with three new IMAX films on the world's first NanoSeam™ IMAX Dome screen. Audiences will witness an astonishing underwater phenomenon in WILD OCEAN, discover the inspiration behind the canvas in VAN GOGH: Brush with Genius, and delight to a whimsical world of amazing animals in ANIMALOPOLIS.
*Reopen date subject to possible construction delays.


Last Month for "ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY!"
Animal GrossologyDecember is your last month to experience this delightfully disgusting exhibition before it leaves on January 4!  "ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY" features 16 hands-on exhibits and games that offer visitors a larger-than-life look at nature's blood-sucking, vomit-munching, slime-making and dookie-loving creatures.  Don't miss it!

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"Global Warming Guaranteed: How the World's Oceans Propel Climate Change"
HurricaneAs the planet heats up, so do the oceans.  Warmer ocean waters have far-reaching impacts on sea life, sea level, local climate and even hurricanes.  Join oceanographer and climate scientist Josh Willis from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a discussion on this hot topic! Stay after the talk to view the documentary video Global Warming. This presentation is part of the Fleet's ongoing "Afternoon Scholars" lecture series held on Senior Monday - the first Monday of every month.

WHEN: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1        
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Retrospective: Science and ethics news stories of 2008
December's Exploring Ethics program will look back at 2008 and reflect on some of the lead science stories that had an impact on our lives. Join Kenny Goldberg of KPBS; Brad Fikes of the North County Times and Terri Somers of the San Diego Union-Tribune for a discussion about these topics and the ethical challenges we will be facing in the year ahead. RSVPs are requested for this popular evening lecture series.

WHEN: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3    More

Looking for that Perfect Holiday Gift?
Gift BoxFleet membership is a convenient, value-packed gift - now or any time of the year!  A family membership includes eight (8) IMAX vouchers - a $116 value for only $64!  Best of all, we handle all the details: we'll mail your gift (to them or you), personalize your announcement, and more. So get your list out and call the Fleet Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 819. Gift memberships are now also available online!



Memberships now available online!
RHFleet MembershipNow you can buy (or renew) your membership* or purchase a gift membership - all from the convenience of your home computer with our new online membership sales. If you're not sure which membership level is right for you, check out our benefits to learn which category will suit you and your family best.

* At present, only Individual, Family, Senior, Adventurer and Gift memberships are available online. To buy or renew a membership at any other level, call the Membership Office (619-238-1233, ext. 819, Mon - Fri.), or stop by the Fleet's Ticket Counter. 


This Month's Experiment: Terrific Tops
This Month's Experiment

Use ordinary household objects to create your own spinning top, then experiment with ways to make it spin longer.

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INSTRUCTIONS (PDF)


NORTH STAR SCIENCE STORE
Featured Product of the Month
Giant MicrobesGIANT Microbes® are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes - only a million times actual size! They're humorous, educational and fun, and each comes with information about the real microbe it represents. They make great learning tools, as well as amusing gifts for anyone with a sense of humor. Best sellers include: the Common Cold, the Flu, Red & White Blood Cells, Mad Cow Disease, Sore Throat, Brain Cell, E. coli, Martian Life, Ebola, Sleeping Sickness, Dust Mite, Bed Bug, Bookworm, and many more!

Our Price: $8.99 to $14.99 (Member price: $8.09 to $13.49)
Be sure to visit our Online Store for other great gift ideas!


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December Events
DEC 1:
Senior Monday: "Global Warming Guaranteed"
DEC 3:
Exploring Ethics: Science & Ethics in 2008"
DEC 13:
Saturday Science Club for Girls
DEC 13:
Grand Reopening of the Space Theater with 3 New IMAX Films!
DEC 20:
Family Science Day
DEC 25:
We're Open on Christmas Day!
Space Theater
Reopens With 3 New IMAX Films!
WILD OCEAN
WILD OCEAN
ANIMALOPOLIS
ANIMALOPOLIS
VAN GOGH
VAN GOGH: Brush with Genius
Enter to Win!
Enter to win four passes to see a film in our newly-renovated IMAX Dome Theater!  To enter, please complete this form by December 15.
The Science of Holiday Shopping
North Star Science Store
Holiday shopping at the North Star Science Store is fun and easy! From science kits and IMAX DVDs to clothing and toys for toddlers, you'll find something for curious minds of all ages. Open every day, including Dec. 25!
 

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