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Your Guide to the Fleet
AUGUST  2013
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Aerodynamics & UAVs--On the Fly: Technology Takes Off World Premiere
On the Fly drone
Scientists, environmentalists, law enforcement, filmmakers, hobbyists and more are pushing the envelope of technology with myriad uses for small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Come see them fly (in a protected arena) and explore this brave new world and its related aerodynamic brethren in our groundbreaking new exhibit. The Fleet staff facilitates opportunities to create and launch your own flying objects and an informative digital media kiosk investigates the vast potential of UAV technology. More>>

Friday, August 2, through Tuesday, December 31, 2013



Science on the Go  
The new Fleet vehicle
The Fleet has new wheels for delivering exciting science programs to our local communities, thanks to Las Patronas and Mossy Toyota. Their generosity will help strengthen our STEM support to schools throughout our region. Watch for the Fleet's new Toyota Highlander Hybrid in your neighborhood. Thank you, Las Patronas and Mossy Toyota! More>>

Las Patronas
Mossy Toyota  


Exploring Ethics Addresses New Technology--Drones and Other UAVs: Benefits and Risks
UBJR Parrot
What is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and what issues are raised by UAV capabilities? Join our UAV experts as we take a closer look at UAVs in public safety and other potential modern usages. We will explore the myriad applications for this innovative technology, their advantages and ensuing repercussions. Register here. More>>

Wednesday, August 7; 5:30-7PM


Watch out for Seismic Activity
Girls at the Tinkering Studio - Marshmellow structures
Saturday Science Club for Girls takes on Moving Earth--get ready to shake, rattle and roll in this tectonically active class! Explore earth processes and learn how mountains, valleys, canyons and volcanoes are formed. Build an erupting volcano, create an earthquake-proof structure and even experiment with a seismograph! More>>

Saturday, August 10; noon-2PM


Will Your Kid Be the One to Harness the Next Great Energy Source?
sail powered car
The need for new sources of energy produces great opportunities for innovation, imagination and creativity. The power of wind is one of our greatest options. Where do you start thinking about how to use it? At Family Science Saturday, we do exactly that. So be the very first kid on your block with your own wind-powered _______ (fill in the blank)! More>>

Saturday, August 3/10/17/24/31; 1PM-3PM


Five More Weeks of Festival Films
Film Festival
The Fleet's Fan Favorite Film Festival continues through September 5. Each week, a different Festival film plays twice a day, Friday through Thursday. Enjoy your favorites or discover amazing IMAX® films that you missed! In August, catch Mysteries of Egypt, Everest, Coral Reef Adventure, Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West and Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk. Festival films screen at 2PM and 6PM. More>>

Now through September 5 


Members: Save Money on Your Vacation This Summer
ASTC museums

Show your Fleet Membership card at the entrance to more than 250 ASTC science centers worldwide and receive free exhibit gallery admission--savings for your entire family. For details, click here.

One more reason that membership is the best way to enjoy all of the Fleet! Not yet a member? Find out how to join!



You Watched Curiosity Land--Now See Where It's Been 
Curiosity Wheel Tracks
It's been a year since the rover landed on Mars, and our fascination with the Red Planet continues. At The Sky Tonight, Dr. Lisa Will brings us up to speed on Curiosity's peripatetic planetary exploration and guides us through the beauty of our August night sky. Weather permitting, starwatching follows on the Prado! More>>

Wednesday, August 7; 7PM & 8:15PM


IMAX en Español--for Spanish Speakers and Spanish Students
Lewis & Clark
IMAX en Español es una oportunidad para usted y su familia que disfruten las películas IMAX en español. Adicionalmente audífonos sin costo para quienes deseen escuchar el audio en español siempre están disponibles para las películas que se presentan con el audio original en ingles. August 18: Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West. September 22: To the Arctic. More>>



IMAX en ESPAÑOL se presenta cada tercer Domingo del mes a las 4 de la noche.

Quick Links
August Events
On the Fly: Technology Takes Off Opens
Family Science Saturdays
Senior Monday
FREE First Tuesday
Origami with Bruce Gemmell
Exploring Ethics
The Sky Tonight
Saturday Science Club
Family Science Saturdays
Perseids Meteor Shower
Family Science Saturdays
IMAX en Español
Family Science Saturdays
Neptune at Opposition
30th Anniversary: 1st African American in Space
Family Science Saturdays
Now Playing
Rocky Mountain Express
Cosmic Collision
Flight of the Butterflies
To The Arctic
 Adventures in Wild California
 Mysteries of Egypt
Lewis & Clark
Grand Canyon Adventure
Enter to Win

Congratulations to Vernice Harrell, winner of a Four-Pack of Tickets to the Fleet 40th Anniversary Fan Favorite Film Festival.


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win 2 Tickets to the Mingei International Museum.   


The Mingei International Museum


To enter, please complete  this form by August 15, 2013.  


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