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Your Guide to the Fleet
AUGUST 2012
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
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Space Expo Saturday: Challenger Moon Mission & Space Events!
NIERMAN CHALLENGER CENTER
The Public Challenger Mission 'Return to the Moon' introduces you to the teamwork, technology and drama involved in space travel. Activities include a Rover Landing Challenge in the Tinkering Studio, Ask a Planetary Scientist table (featuring the Magic Planet) and Hands-on Activities at the E-bar. Mars events all weekend include "7 Minutes of Terror" NASA video, the games Xbox Kinect Rover Landing and Spacecraft 3D, and a chat with Professor Fleet! More>>

Saturday, August 4
Noon - 3 p.m.

Space Expo Sunday: Mars Rover Curiosity Landing Special Event!
NASA'S Curiosity Rover
Cruise the Red Planet in a special Planetarium presentation, follow ongoing NASA coverage with Jet Propulsion Lab and NASA scientists, 'Ask an Astronomer' your space-related questions, have your photo taken with a life-size photo display of Curiosity, or view the skies with SD Astronomy Association. Then watch the live NASA feed of Curiosity's landing on Mars in the Heikoff Dome Theater at 10:31PM as the Mars Science Lab mission, the most ambitious and complex in the history of robotic space exploration, begins an investigation into whether conditions have been favorable for microbial life and searches for clues about possible past life. More>>

Sunday, August 5; Special Event 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Separate ticket required, available online now. Member vouchers/ discounts/comps not accepted. No reservations accepted.
(The Fleet is open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. for normal hands-on fun and shows)

 


Free "Grands" Admission for National Grandparent Day!
Grandparents
On Sunday, September 9, grandchildren are invited to bring their grandparents to the Fleet Science Center for a day of free hands-on fun in our nine interactive exhibit galleries. Exciting "do touch" science exhibits for visitors of all ages include "GROSSOLOGY (The Impolite Science of the Human Body)" and "EXPLOR-O-RAMA: Get Your Hands On Science!" Celebrate the generations with free admission, brought to you by the ScholarShare College Savings Plan. More>>

Sunday, September 9
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
ScholarShare

A little Reggae and the Return of Coe at ROCK THE DOME!
Reggae - wild time
Start It Up every Saturday night and catch the trippy visuals for the newly added 'Wild Time' by the Aggrolites-and many more great classic rock music hits, set to dazzling imagery and full-dome computer graphics in 16,000-watt digital surround sound and 32 million pixels! On Saturday, August 11, join us as Coe Lewis and KGB Radio host ROCK THE DOME to raise money for charity. Your ticket purchase will benefit Homefront San Diego, providing a hand up to military families in their time of need, and the ACES Foundation, which benefits the El Cajon Animal Shelter. More>>

Saturdays in August
7 & 8 p.m.

11 A.M. Discounted Early Bird Screening of BORN TO BE WILD!
BORN TO BE WILD
Start your morning with one of our favorite IMAX® films and get a special price! An inspiring story of love and dedication, and the amazing bond between humans and animals, this film follows the lives of orphaned orangutans in the lush rainforests of Borneo and elephants in the rugged Kenyan savannah, from birth to their rebirth into the wild. See our website for ticket prices. More>>

Every Day in August
11 a.m.

Tsunami Debris or Your Plastic Bag? Girls Take the "Great Pacific Gyre Challenge!"

Saturday Science Club for Girls At Saturday Science Club for Girls, marine scientists need help to rid the ocean of plastic and other debris that are harmful to marine life and the Earth. Working in teams, girls in grades 5 - 8 will design and construct a device to collect trash from different strata of the ocean-without harming sea creatures. Are you up to the Challenge? Must pre-register by calling (619) 238-1233 x806. More>>


Saturday, August 11
12 Noon - 2 p.m.

Youth Volunteer of the Year: Kwincy Smith
Kwincy
The Fleet would not be the same without people like Kwincy Smith. Kwincy has served over 170 hours, starting as a volunteer for Summer Camp 2011, continuing with Winter Camp, Spring Camp & Young Scientists-and she has no plans to stop. She loves working with little campers and their enthusiasm for learning, constantly amazed at how much they know and their ability to teach her new things. A senior at The Preuss School UCSD, she hopes to attend SDSU and become an elementary school teacher, putting her hours here to good use. Thanks Kwincy for all of your hard work!
Do you have an interest in science, education or service, in general? Want to learn new skills? You can be a great volunteer, too! High school students and older can apply here. More>>

 


Free Admission to 250 Science Centers Around the World!
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Planning your summer vacation? Trying to save money? Remember that your Fleet Science Center membership card is valid for free exhibit gallery admission at over 250 science centers around the world. 

 

To take advantage of this benefit:
1. Locate a science center where you will be traveling.
2. Call at least 48 hours in advance to confirm that your Fleet card will be accepted.
3. Some restrictions may apply (imposed by the science center you wish to visit).  
  

Free admission to other science centers is one more reason that Fleet membership is a great value all year long! Not yet a member? Click here. Or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713. 


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Fridays at the Fleet
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4Family Science Saturday
5Space Expo: Nasa's Mars Rover Curiosity Landing
6Senior Monday
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11Saturday Science Club for Girls
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 DEEP SEA
DEEP SEA

To The Arctic
TO THE ARCTIC

 Born to be Wild
 BORN TO BE WILD 

Black Holes digital show
BLACK HOLES: The Other Side of Infinity

Rock the Dome poster
ROCK THE DOME  
Fridays at the Fleet
See one show for $9.50 and add an additional show for only $6.00!
August Schedule:   
6PM:   DEEP SEA
7PM:  BORN TO BE WILD
8PM:  ADVENTURES IN WILD CALIFORNIA
Enter to Win
Congratulations to Aline Grigorian, winner of 4 tickets to the DEEP SEA film.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 4 tickets to "EXPLOR-O-RAMA: Get Your Hands On Science" exhibition.

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To enter, please complete this form by August 15, 2012.

 

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