The Fleet After Dark

The Fleet After Dark This is the place for news about the Fleet Science Center's 21+, fun after-hours events! Science is for all ages. The Fleet Science Center tailors specific programs to the adults of San Diego.
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After work, head over to our social events that are held throughout the community and at our facility. All year long, the Fleet offers a wide variety of dynamic and engaging programs for adults who are curious and passionate about science. If you want to take a more social approach to your science discovery, join us at a Fleet Night of Science. Leave the kids at home and enjoy stimulating conversa

After work, head over to our social events that are held throughout the community and at our facility. All year long, the Fleet offers a wide variety of dynamic and engaging programs for adults who are curious and passionate about science. If you want to take a more social approach to your science discovery, join us at a Fleet Night of Science. Leave the kids at home and enjoy stimulating conversa

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#ICYMI, August 26 was #NationalDogDay! This weekend, celebrate reBARKable dogs like Henry the avalanche expert, Reef the...
08/27/2021

#ICYMI, August 26 was #NationalDogDay! This weekend, celebrate reBARKable dogs like Henry the avalanche expert, Reef the lifeguard and rookie-in-training, Halo, with Superpower Dogs at the Fleet.

It’s tea time! Did you know that tea is the second-most consumed drink in the world? The Fleet’s Youth Engagement Manage...
08/19/2021
This Is How I STEM: Making Tea

It’s tea time! Did you know that tea is the second-most consumed drink in the world? The Fleet’s Youth Engagement Manager, Andia Pebdani, shares how she uses STEM to prepare, brew and serve the perfect cup of tea.

It’s tea time! Did you know that tea is the second-most consumed drink in the world? The Fleet’s Youth Engagement Manager, Andia Pebdani, shares how she uses...

Do you have a lot of cardboard boxes around the house? Because it's always fun to repurpose and upcycle, let us show you...
08/10/2021
Fleet2Go: How to Make a Cardboard Marble Run

Do you have a lot of cardboard boxes around the house? Because it's always fun to repurpose and upcycle, let us show you how to design and build your own cardboard marble run!

Do you have a lot of cardboard boxes around the house? Because it's always fun to repurpose and upcycle, let us show you how to design and build your own car...

Britney Sarnoski combines her love for science with basic high-quality ingredients to create handcrafted soaps. Let's ta...
08/04/2021
We Make: BÁSICA Handcrafted Soap

Britney Sarnoski combines her love for science with basic high-quality ingredients to create handcrafted soaps. Let's take a look at her in-home lab, AKA her kitchen, to see how BÁSICA Handcrafted Soap's organic products come to life!

What do you do when you're stuck at home for a year with your kids and love science? You start making soap! That's how Britney Sarnoski created BÁSICA Handc...

Can eggs get squished without breaking? It’s definitely possible! Summer from our #BEWiSE program, along with the help o...
08/03/2021
Fleet2Go: Egg in a Bottle

Can eggs get squished without breaking? It’s definitely possible! Summer from our #BEWiSE program, along with the help of air pressure, demonstrates how eggs can be pushed into a bottle without being touched.

Can eggs get squished without cracking? It’s definitely possible! And with the help of air pressure, they can be pushed into a bottle without being touched.

Have you ever wonder what's inside a #MicrowaveOven? We were so curious, and we asked UC San Diego professor Eric Michel...
07/22/2021
Break it Down: What's Inside a Microwave Oven?

Have you ever wonder what's inside a #MicrowaveOven? We were so curious, and we asked UC San Diego professor Eric Michelsen to #BreakItDown for us!

Have you ever wonder what's inside a microwave oven? We were so curious, we asked UCSD professor, Eric Michelsen, to Break It Down for us! Follow along as he...

Happy #Pride2021, San Diego! To celebrate, here’s a video about #PrideinSTEM from our wonderful local scientists.
07/17/2021
Pride in STEM

Happy #Pride2021, San Diego! To celebrate, here’s a video about #PrideinSTEM from our wonderful local scientists.

To celebrate #PrideinSTEM, this FLEETtv After Dark episode features local scientists from the LGBTQ+ community, the science behind rainbow-layered cocktails...

Tomatillos, onions, chiles and STEM: the ingredients for the perfect salsa verde! Meet Yanet, Community Engagement Manag...
07/14/2021
This Is How I STEM: Making Salsa

Tomatillos, onions, chiles and STEM: the ingredients for the perfect salsa verde! Meet Yanet, Community Engagement Manager at the Fleet, and hear about how she uses STEM in her everyday life, especially while making delicious salsa and trying new tasty recipes.

Tomatillos, onions, chiles and STEM: the ingredients for the perfect salsa verde! Meet Yanet, Community Engagement Manager at the Fleet, and hear about how s...

Make your own windmill with just a few simple materials! Experiment with harnessing wind energy while learning how renew...
07/13/2021
Fleet2Go: How to Make a Windmill

Make your own windmill with just a few simple materials! Experiment with harnessing wind energy while learning how renewable resources are possible.

With just a few simple materials, you can experiment with harnessing wind energy while learning how renewable resources are possible!

Is our Sun really yellow? Why are some nebulae blue while others are red? What can colors tell us about the universe? Fi...
07/07/2021
Sky Tonight: Colors in Space

Is our Sun really yellow? Why are some nebulae blue while others are red? What can colors tell us about the universe? Find out in this The Sky Tonight astronomy talk!
https://bit.ly/3jTyLI8

Is our Sun really yellow? Why are some nebulae blue while others are red? What can colors tell us about the universe? Join us to find out!

Have you ever wondered what really makes bubbles? Or, how do atoms work? The wonderful Fleetster scientists answer these...
07/03/2021
Ask a Fleetster: Bubbles and Atoms

Have you ever wondered what really makes bubbles? Or, how do atoms work? The wonderful Fleetster scientists answer these intriguing questions! https://youtu.be/QYJicBJgNcI

Have you ever wondered what really makes bubbles? Or, how do atoms work? The wonderful Fleetster scientists answer these intriguing questions!

Watch as the colors blend like magic with this fun illusion! Sophia from our #BEWiSE program guides you through the step...
06/30/2021
Fleet2Go: How to Make a Whirligig Illusion

Watch as the colors blend like magic with this fun illusion! Sophia from our #BEWiSE program guides you through the steps to create your very own whirligig illusion out of materials you're likely to have at home.

Watch as the colors blend like magic with this fun illusion! Sophia from our #BEWiSE program guides you through the steps to create your very own whirligig i...

Suds & Science is back in your favorite bars! Join us on Monday, July 12, at @ThornNorthPark to hear about how Dr. Pokor...
06/26/2021

Suds & Science is back in your favorite bars! Join us on Monday, July 12, at @ThornNorthPark to hear about how Dr. Pokorski uses lessons learned in the manufacturing of Legos to make access to medicine more equitable throughout the world. Get tickets and learn more at: https://bit.ly/3d5lKqM

Suds & Science is back in your favorite bars! Join us on Monday, July 12, at @ThornNorthPark to hear about how Dr. Pokorski uses lessons learned in the manufacturing of Legos to make access to medicine more equitable throughout the world. Get tickets and learn more at: https://bit.ly/3d5lKqM

Did you know UC San Diego has a fantastic makerspace? The EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio offers students opp...
06/16/2021
We Make: The EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio

Did you know UC San Diego has a fantastic makerspace? The EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio offers students opportunities for hands-on experience in prototyping, fabrication and design. This maker studio is where students from all types of engineering—from nanoengineering to structural engineering—visual arts and technology come together to create. Let's check it out!

Did you know UC San Diego has a fantastic makerspace? The EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio offers students opportunities for hands-on experience in...

We'd probably bond well together... Just saying.
06/03/2021

We'd probably bond well together... Just saying.

We'd probably bond well together... Just saying.

WE'RE HALFWAY THERE! The Reuben H. Fleet Foundation will match all gifts up to $200K. We have hit $100K, but we need you...
06/03/2021

WE'RE HALFWAY THERE! The Reuben H. Fleet Foundation will match all gifts up to $200K. We have hit $100K, but we need your help to reach the goal! The Silent Auction is now open and tune in on June 5 to solve the Mystery at the Museum. Register today at https://bit.ly/3bJ2oqs

WE'RE HALFWAY THERE! The Reuben H. Fleet Foundation will match all gifts up to $200K. We have hit $100K, but we need your help to reach the goal! The Silent Auction is now open and tune in on June 5 to solve the Mystery at the Museum. Register today at https://bit.ly/3bJ2oqs

The Mystery at the Museum Silent Auction is now open! Register to be a part of this Virtual Gala Experience for free by ...
06/01/2021
Mystery at the Museum

The Mystery at the Museum Silent Auction is now open! Register to be a part of this Virtual Gala Experience for free by Friday, June 4, to be automatically entered in a drawing to win a case of wine from Cordiano Winery—worth over $400! The winners will be announced during the live program on Saturday, June 5.

Mysterious and meaningful, every donation will be matched 1-to-1 by the Reuben H. Fleet Foundation, up to $200,000!

05/27/2021
Sharp Minds | Fleet Science Center - San Diego, CA

We are very excited to bring the Sharp Minds lectures back to an in-person event in our beautiful Heikoff Giant Dome Theater! Join us on Monday, June 7, and hear about ocean scientist Melissa Miller's life at sea.

Start the month the smart way, by attending a Sharp Minds lecture at the Fleet Science Center. At Sharp Minds, you’ll hear from local scientists about their latest research and discoveries in a friendly, inviting environment. These lectures address hot topics on the first Monday of every month and...

There's a Super Flower Blood Moon—a Supermoon and a Lunar Eclipse happening simultaneously—on Wednesday morning. Julie M...
05/26/2021
'Super Flower Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse happening Wednesday morning

There's a Super Flower Blood Moon—a Supermoon and a Lunar Eclipse happening simultaneously—on Wednesday morning. Julie Medina and Dr. Lisa Will joined Up With 8 Morning Extra to talk about the unique phenomenon.

Julie Medina and Dr. Lisa Will from the Fleet Science Center joined Morning Extra to talk about the unique phenomenon.

String, check. Cups, check. Paperclips, check. Fun, check! Make your very own paper cup phone while learning about sound...
05/25/2021
Fleet2Go: How to Make a Paper Cup Phone

String, check. Cups, check. Paperclips, check. Fun, check! Make your very own paper cup phone while learning about sound waves with this Fleet2Go done by one of the awesome girls from the #BEWiSE program. Watch the video here 👉 https://youtu.be/cZrw_BAO-Hg

String, check. Cups, check. Paperclips, check. Fun, check! Make your very own paper cup phone while learning about sound waves with this Fleet2Go done by one...

Unravel the Mystery at the Fleet Science Center’s Virtual Gala Experience! Gather the clues to solve the Mystery at the ...
05/22/2021
Mystery at the Museum

Unravel the Mystery at the Fleet Science Center’s Virtual Gala Experience! Gather the clues to solve the Mystery at the Museum and join us for a unique event with a silent auction with exclusive items, an exciting live auction and a chance to guess whodunit. Did we mention that every donation will be matched 1-to-1 by the Reuben H. Fleet Foundation? Register today at https://bit.ly/3bJ2oqs.

Mysterious and meaningful, every donation will be matched 1-to-1 by the Reuben H. Fleet Foundation, up to $200,000!

From weight placement to balance, to building ramps and trajectory calculations. There's a ton of science and engineerin...
05/19/2021
This Is How I STEM: Skateboarding

From weight placement to balance, to building ramps and trajectory calculations. There's a ton of science and engineering in skateboarding! Meet Jason, Director of Facilities and Engineering at the Fleet, and hear about the ways he uses STEM in his everyday life, especially while trying out new tricks on his skateboard.

From weight placement to balance, to building ramps and trajectory calculations. There's a ton of science and engineering in skateboarding! Meet Jason, Direc...

Watch out for those paleontologists!
05/18/2021

Watch out for those paleontologists!

Watch out for those paleontologists!

Muscle stem cells offer a great promise for future therapies, but there is much we still need to understand about stem c...
05/07/2021
Live Longer, Live Stronger: Staying Strong As We Age

Muscle stem cells offer a great promise for future therapies, but there is much we still need to understand about stem cell behavior. In this talk, Dr. Alessandra Sacco leads us through her research to better understand muscle stem cells and shares her hopes for how they can help us live longer stronger lives. #ICYMI

Do you know what GMOs are? Our friends from SENDforC are here to break it down for you!
05/05/2021
Break it Down: GMOs

Do you know what GMOs are? Our friends from SENDforC are here to break it down for you!

Do you know what GMOs are? Our friends from SENDforC are here to break it down for you!

What happens to satellites when they are no longer operational? Discover just how much #spacejunk is floating around in ...
05/01/2021
Sky Tonight: Space Junk

What happens to satellites when they are no longer operational? Discover just how much #spacejunk is floating around in space in this #TheSkyTonight astronomy talk. Watch it now at 👉 https://youtu.be/PfWReZoiJIY

There are satellites in orbit around the Earth. How many? What happens to them when they are no longer operational? Join us to discover just how much space...

The Fleet and Mysterious Galaxy Books invite you to a special virtual event! On May 4, join us for the Project Hail Mary...
04/29/2021
You're Invited to a Virtual Event with Andy Weir!

The Fleet and Mysterious Galaxy Books invite you to a special virtual event! On May 4, join us for the Project Hail Mary Book Release Event: Andy Weir in conversation with Bobak Ferdowsi. Get your tickets today!

Hosted by the Fleet Science Center and the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ FLEET AFTER DARK EVENT INVITATION The Fleet Science Center and the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore invite you to a specia

How do different liquids interact with each other? Watch as Ariana builds a colorful density tower and tests out how dif...
04/28/2021
Fleet2Go: How to Make a Density Tower

How do different liquids interact with each other? Watch as Ariana builds a colorful density tower and tests out how different objects move through it. What would happen if we tried it with different kinds of liquids like beer or wine? 🤔 Try it out for yourself and let us know your results!

How do different liquids interact with each other? Watch as Ariana builds a colorful density tower and tests out how different objects move through it. Try i...

Recent discoveries show how a common blood protein orchestrates the deposition of lipid, cholesterol and calcifications ...
04/16/2021
Live Longer, Live Stronger: Seeing is Believing; Preventing Vision Loss as we Age.

Recent discoveries show how a common blood protein orchestrates the deposition of lipid, cholesterol and calcifications that are a hallmark of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In this Live Linger, Live Stronger virtual event, Dr. Marassi shares how this information will guide the development of future AMD therapies.

More than 11 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in adults 60 years and older. As the population ages...

Thank you, we'll be here all week.
04/13/2021

Thank you, we'll be here all week.

Thank you, we'll be here all week.

Are you ready to create your experience with our exhibit galleries, favorite activities and films in the Heikoff Giant D...
04/08/2021

Are you ready to create your experience with our exhibit galleries, favorite activities and films in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater? The Fleet's signature experiences are reopening tomorrow, April 9. Get ready for your visit at www.fleetscience.org.

Are you ready to create your experience with our exhibit galleries, favorite activities and films in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater? The Fleet's signature experiences are reopening tomorrow, April 9. Get ready for your visit at www.fleetscience.org.

The art of Pepakura is almost a cross between origami and a jigsaw puzzle. Learn to make a life-size cat entirely out of...
04/07/2021
Fleet2Go: Pepakura

The art of Pepakura is almost a cross between origami and a jigsaw puzzle. Learn to make a life-size cat entirely out of paper with this Fleet2Go!

The art of Pepakura is almost a cross between origami and a jigsaw puzzle. Learn to make a life size cat entirely out of paper with this how to.

From a list of very specific ingredients to their incredibly precise measurements, baking is a science of its own! Meet ...
03/31/2021
This is How I STEM: Baking

From a list of very specific ingredients to their incredibly precise measurements, baking is a science of its own! Meet Andrea, Scientist Engagement Manager at the Fleet, and hear about the ways she uses STEM in her everyday life, especially while baking delicious treats.

From a list of very specific ingredients to their incredibly precise measurements, baking is a science of its own! Meet Andrea, Scientist Engagement Manager ...

Are you looking for an exciting place to work at? The Fleet Science Center is currently hiring! We're looking for people...
03/28/2021
Job Opportunities

Are you looking for an exciting place to work at? The Fleet Science Center is currently hiring! We're looking for people who can help us connect San Diegans to the power of science. Applications available at https://bit.ly/3rkME1X.

Welcome to our Careers Portal! If you do not see an open position that matches your qualifications at this time please create a...

Have you ever wonder what's inside your #videogame #controller or how it works? Let's find out!
03/23/2021
Break It Down: What's Inside Video Game Controllers?

Have you ever wonder what's inside your #videogame #controller or how it works? Let's find out!

Have you ever wonder what's inside your video game controller or how it works? In this Break It Down, Ian will guide you through the main components as he br...

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We were playing Mario Kart on the Dome tonight at the Fleet!