Reuben H. Fleet Science CenterRHFleet eUpdate
Your Guide to the Fleet
SEPTEMBER 2012
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Meet Our Volunteer "Grands" as We Prepare for NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY!
Fleet Senior volunteers
Sandra, Bob, Fran and all of our "Grand" Fleet volunteers know that bringing the grandkids to the Fleet is always a special occasion! Join us Sunday, September 9, for hands-on science fun in our eight interactive exhibit galleries as grandparents and their grandkids celebrate National Grandparents Day, with FREE admission brought to you by the ScholarShare College Savings Plan. More>>

Sunday, September 9
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

ScholarShare College Savings Plan is a proud sponsor of Grandparents Day. 
 

Raise a Beaker With Us as SCIENCE ON THE ROCKS Returns OCTOBER 18!
Science on the Rocks
Goodies from Stone Brewery and Eclipse Chocolat will be featured at our after-hours party for 21+, packed with beverages, bites, music, and fun, hands-on activities! The theme for October is "The Sweet Science of Chocolate"--indulge! For $20, guests will be able to enjoy all the Fleet exhibits, hors d'oeuvres by Stone Brewery, a complimentary specialty cocktail, chocolate tastings by Eclipse Chocolat, and a beer and chocolate pairing by Stone Brewery. Tickets go on sale September 6. More>>

Thursday, October 18
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Fleet Inquiry Institute Wins Funding for New Fleet Program!
Fleet Inquiry Institute
The Ackerman Foundation has awarded full funding of $10,000 for a new program, AIMS (Art Integrated with Math and Science), developed by Fleet Inquiry Institute (FII) Director Cristina Trecha. AIMS is a unique opportunity to add to the core workshops offered through our FII workshops for teacher professional development, as well as to partner with other museums to enhance our park-wide collaborations. More>>  

September is STORM MONTH at FRIDAYS At The FLEET!
Storms
Don't get drenched! Extreme weather-watchers can get their fix in the comfort of the Heikoff Dome Theater watching STORMCHASERS, TORNADO ALLEY, or FORCES OF NATURE every Friday in September at 7 and 8 p.m. Avoid the sandbags and evacuations while vicariously enjoying the thrills and excitement derived from a dangerous downpour! More>>

Every Friday in September
7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
 

 


The Sky Tonight investigates "Extrasolar Planets" ... and What Hath Curiosity Wrought!?
Sunset
Have you ever wondered if there are other solar systems? Astronomers have discovered planets around other stars, referred to as extrasolar planets. Join us to learn about these solar systems and get an update about Mars rover Curiosity. They've kicked the tires, dusted off the lenses, blasted some rocks with the ChemCam and it's now on the move from Bradbury Landing to Mount Sharp. Watch our Facebook page for the latest and greatest NavCam and MastCam images, direct from Mars! More>>

 

Wednesday, September 5

7:00 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. 


Girls Go Green with "Renewable Energy" at Saturday Science Club for Girls September 8!
Saturday Science for Girls
Harness girl power as 5th-8th graders build a basic wind turbine to perform a variety of experiments and wind demonstrations in this eco-friendly "green" workshop! They will investigate blade design, electrical output and much, much, more to cool off the end-of-summer heat! Our monthly club invites girls to investigate exciting science topics in an array of fields, including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more! Each session is filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local women scientists. More>>

 

Saturday, September 8 

12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. 


Impress Your Co-Workers, Staff, and Guests When You Plan YOUR Holiday Party at the FLEET!
Special Events at the Fleet
This unique and memorable venue combines a breathtaking location in Balboa Park with multi-level exhibition and event spaces. The eight enticing interactive galleries let your guests discover for themselves that science is fun and entertaining, all while they enjoy an unforgettable evening. Whether a seated dinner for 100 or a reception for 1,500, we can transform the Fleet to match your vision, so choose the Fleet and leave the planning to us! Simply call (619) 685-5761 or email specialevents@rhfleet.org and let the planning begin! For more ideas, visit us at our Special Events site.

 


Visit The New Children's Museum FREE!
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September 5-30 only! Present your Fleet membership card for FREE admission to The New Children's Museum. Located at 200 West Island Avenue, in downtown San Diego. Open daily (except Wednesday), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.;   exceptions include Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.,  and Sunday, 12 noon - 4 p.m.  For more info: www.thinkplaycreate.org or (619) 233-8792.

 

Not yet a member? Click here. Or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713.    

 

Membership Reminder: Always arrive 20 minutes before a film starts to exchange your member vouchers at the Ticket Counter before you line up at the Theater.   


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September Events
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Family Science Saturdays
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ROCK THE DOME
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Senior Monday
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Free Tuesday
5The Sky Tonight
5Origami with Bruce  Gemmell
7Fridays at the Fleet
8Family Science Saturdays
8Saturday Science Club for Girls
8ROCK THE DOME
9Grandparents Day
12Young Scientists
14Fridays at the Fleet
15Family Science Saturdays
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ROCK THE DOME
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IMAX en Espaņol
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Fridays at the Fleet
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Family Science Saturday
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Early Closing: 5 p.m. upstairs only
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ROCK THE DOME
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Fridays at the Fleet
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Family Science Saturday
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ROCK THE DOME
Now Playing
 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
STORM MONTH!

See one show for $9.50 and add an additional show for only $6.00!
Every Friday:
6PM:   DEEP SEA
September 7 & 28:   
7PM:  STORMCHASERS
8PM:  TORNADO ALLEY
September 14:   
7PM:  FORCES OF NATURE
8PM:  STORMCHASERS
September 21:   
7PM:  TORNADO ALLEY
8PM:  FORCES OF NATURE
Enter to Win
Congratulations to Johanna Barry, winner of tickets to "EXPLOR-O-RAMA ~ Get Your Hands On Science."

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 2 tickets to the California Surf Museum in Oceanside.

 

     California Surf Museum  

 

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

 

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