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 conversations about cutting-edge science, indulge in cocktails and let your curiosity run wild exploring our interactive exhibits. Science is in your everyday life; make it a part of your social life. Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar takes place at 25 different bars simultaneously across San Diego County. Quench your thirst for knowledge … and beer. After work, walk into a bar and meet local scientists and researchers from all types of fields. Ask questions about intriguing topics or inquire about literally anything; no topic is off-limits. Suds & Science is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer—or two—and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. The Fleet partners with local bars and scientists to bring you an evening with a fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience­­–all while the audience drinks along.

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Astronomers discuss stars as if they were living creatures: stars are born, they live and they die. But, how do stars fo...
01/28/2021
The Sky Tonight: Life Cycle of Stars

Astronomers discuss stars as if they were living creatures: stars are born, they live and they die. But, how do stars form? Why do they die out? And, do all stars meet the same fate? Let's find out!

Astronomers discuss stars as if they were living creatures: stars are born, they live, and then they die. How do stars form? Why do they die out? And do all ...

Did you know we have a #woodshop at the Fleet? It's where the real magic happens! Here we can make everything we need—fr...
01/27/2021
We Make: Fleet Science Center Woodshop

Did you know we have a #woodshop at the Fleet? It's where the real magic happens! Here we can make everything we need—from workbenches to full exhibitions like Pause/Play—using new and recycled materials. Check it out!

Did you know we have a woodshop at the Fleet? It's where the real magic happens! Here, we can make everything we need—from workbenches to full exhibitions li...

The incidence of most adult cancers increases dramatically with age. #ICYMI This Live Longer, Live Stronger event, in pa...
01/23/2021

The incidence of most adult cancers increases dramatically with age. #ICYMI This Live Longer, Live Stronger event, in partnership with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, features research on the biological links between aging and disease. View it now at https://bit.ly/3p57xxT.

We just had to! We can't wait to have you back in our galleries and exploring science with us. #MuseumMemes #BernieMemes
01/23/2021

We just had to! We can't wait to have you back in our galleries and exploring science with us. #MuseumMemes #BernieMemes

Did you know there are 11 possible nets to form a cube? A net is a 2-D pattern that can be folded up to form a 3-D shape...
01/20/2021
Fleet2Go: How to Create 3-Dimensional Shapes

Did you know there are 11 possible nets to form a cube? A net is a 2-D pattern that can be folded up to form a 3-D shape or a solid. In this #Fleet2Go, we explore nets of geometric shapes by creating a model of a cube and a tetrahedron.

A net is a two-dimensional pattern that can be folded up to form a three-dimensional shape or a solid. Explore nets of geometric shapes by creating a model o...

Have you ever heard of bismuth crystals before? Let us tell you all about this awesome metal. We'll even melt some in St...
01/13/2021

Have you ever heard of bismuth crystals before? Let us tell you all about this awesome metal. We'll even melt some in Studio X and you won't believe how beautiful it is once it cools back down. Check it out! https://bit.ly/35zO4hf

What happens when you combine cardboard and creativity? In this Fleet2Go, Jackie takes you on a deep dive into this very...
01/12/2021
Fleet2Go: Spotlight on Cardboard

What happens when you combine cardboard and creativity? In this Fleet2Go, Jackie takes you on a deep dive into this very versatile material. ✂️ 📏 📦

What happens when you combine cardboard and creativity? In this Fleet2Go, Jackie takes you on a deep dive into this very versatile material.

If you think the films in the Heikoff #GiantDomeTheatre are impressive, you should meet the staff! Meet Mike, a long-tim...
01/08/2021
This Is How I STEM: IMAX Projectionist

If you think the films in the Heikoff #GiantDomeTheatre are impressive, you should meet the staff! Meet Mike, a long-time #Projectionist with the Fleet, and hear about the ways he uses #STEM for his work in film.

If you think the films in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theatre are impressive, you should meet the staff! Meet Mike, a long-time Projectionist with the Fleet and ...

Who else is ready to be done with 2020?
12/31/2020

Who else is ready to be done with 2020?

Have a fun, safe and warm weekend, Fleetsters!
12/26/2020

Have a fun, safe and warm weekend, Fleetsters!

#HappyHolidays, Fleetsters!
12/25/2020

#HappyHolidays, Fleetsters!

Who's ready for the weekend?
12/19/2020

Who's ready for the weekend?

Have you ever been to Studio X? It's the Makerspace at the Fleet Science Center! Here you can channel your inner invento...
12/16/2020

Have you ever been to Studio X? It's the Makerspace at the Fleet Science Center! Here you can channel your inner inventor and explore a full spectrum of #STEAM activities. Check it out 👉 https://youtu.be/8b3bIp39MoU

#Meteors, a #GreatConjunction and the #WinterSolstice: December is packed with exciting astronomical events—most of whic...
12/11/2020

#Meteors, a #GreatConjunction and the #WinterSolstice: December is packed with exciting astronomical events—most of which you can see from your back yard! https://bit.ly/2JJY8MY

12/09/2020
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Have we ever mentioned how much we love making automata in Studio X? It’s because we do! In this Fleet2Go, Jackie shows you how to create automata that go up and down.

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12/07/2020
Give the gift of experiences!

Give the gift of wonderful experiences this #HolidaySeason! 🎁✨

The Fleet Science Center continues to provide special experiences to connect people people to science everywhere, as virtual events and in-person educational programs for kids. This holiday se

It's almost the weekend! So, here’s a little something to get you through the week!
12/03/2020

It's almost the weekend! So, here’s a little something to get you through the week!

Building #automata is one of our favorite activities at Studio X! In this #Fleet2Go, Jackie shows you how to create auto...
12/01/2020
Fleet2Go: How to Make a Round and Round Automata

Building #automata is one of our favorite activities at Studio X! In this #Fleet2Go, Jackie shows you how to create automata that go round and round. It's a great way to explore how cams and levers work, as well as incorporating movement into your art.

Building automata is one of our favorite activities at Studio X! In this Fleet2Go, Jackie shows you how to create automata that go round and round. It's a gr...

On this #GivingTuesday, all gifts to the Fleet Science Center will go to support our Distance Learning Hubs, which creat...
12/01/2020

On this #GivingTuesday, all gifts to the Fleet Science Center will go to support our Distance Learning Hubs, which create a safe and positive learning environment. Almost 90% of kids in the Hubs are Title I students and underwriting from Fleet donors has supported the program. But that funding is about to run out just as we are hearing that schools may delay or limit reopening. We need your help to continue providing this valued service to families in our community. This Giving Tuesday, we need your help to keep the Fleet’s Distance Learning Hubs going for these students. Please donate today at www.fleetscience.org/donate.

With this episode, we finalize the first season of FLEETtv! Along the way, we made mistakes, laughed—a lot!—and even sho...
11/25/2020

With this episode, we finalize the first season of FLEETtv! Along the way, we made mistakes, laughed—a lot!—and even showed some fun dance moves and singing. We're extremely thankful for all of your support and can't wait for next season! https://bit.ly/3l6SkcE

11/17/2020
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Let’s tap into our inner engineer! In this episode of FLEETtv, John demonstrates a special type of pendulum he created, Akiko shows a way to turn recyclables into a game using catapults, and Vanessa tells us how she got into the field of civil engineering.

11/10/2020
The Explosive Power of Liquid Nitrogen

Did you know that liquid nitrogen can expand almost 700 times as it warms up? And it all happens extremely fast! In this FLEETtv episode, Ashanti and Ryan will show you just how explosive liquid nitrogen can be.

Did you know that liquid nitrogen can expand almost 700 times as it warms up? And it all happens extremely fast! In this FLEETtv episode, Ashanti and Ryan wi...

10/27/2020
Spooky Science

It's alive! Just in time for Halloween, explore spooky science by creating a "crystal ball" with a bubbly twist and find out if electricity might be the reason for Frankenstein's existence. Oh, and did we mention the Tesla coil? 'Cause we have that, too!

It's alive! Just in time for Halloween, this FLEETtv episode explores spooky science with sublimation bubbles and using electrical pulses to stimulate your n...

Have a #FunnyFriday, Fleetsters!
10/23/2020

Have a #FunnyFriday, Fleetsters!

Vacuums are not just for cleaning! In this episode of FLEETtv, we explore the power of air pressure by making things exp...
10/20/2020

Vacuums are not just for cleaning! In this episode of FLEETtv, we explore the power of air pressure by making things expand, contract and even fly, just by using a vacuum. You can watch the video here 👉 https://youtu.be/GXI6KKqHdD8

Sometimes, all you need is a little mid-week humor to get you through the week.
10/14/2020

Sometimes, all you need is a little mid-week humor to get you through the week.

10/13/2020
FLEETtv Episode 29: Robotics and Automation

How do robots eat salsa? With microchips! 🤖 🤣 This episode of FLEETtv is all about robots and automation! Team Inspiration 11128 answers the question of what is robotics? And Steve guides us through the process of how he helped one of his friends by automating a system.

How do robots eat salsa? With microchips! This episode of FLEETtv is all about robotics and automation. Team Inspiration 11128 explains what robotics is, and...

10/06/2020
FLEETtv Episode 28

Holding a bubble on your hand. Creating a microscope with a syringe. Is it impossible or is it science? In this episode of FLEETtv, Alex and Andrew show you the ways to make these "impossible feats" a reality.

Holding bubbles with your hands. Creating a microscope with a syringe. Is it impossible or is it science? In this episode of FLEETtv, Alex and Andrew give yo...

What is a red tide? Why are red stars cold and blue stars hot? In this Ask a Fleetster, local scientists, Jasmeet and Ka...
10/05/2020
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What is a red tide? Why are red stars cold and blue stars hot? In this Ask a Fleetster, local scientists, Jasmeet and Karla, answer these interesting questions! 🌟🌊 Watch the video here 👉 https://youtu.be/oqW8uYUKrXs.

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09/29/2020
FLEETtv Episode 27: It's Getting Cold

FLEETtv is about to get really cold. Just how cold? Liquid-nitrogen cold! In this episode, Raiza and Julie have fun with super "cool" demos that feature this common gas in its liquid form.

FLEETtv is about to get really cold, liquid-nitrogen cold! In this episode, Raiza and Julie have fun with super cool demos that feature this common gas in it...

09/29/2020
Impossible Science

Have you ever wanted to make something move without touching it? Check out this fun experiment with resonance from our friend, Jason Latimer!

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Super power? No, it's super science! Learn how to use the power of resonance to move objects with sound! Watch this video & tell us how your experiment went in the comments!

WHAT YOU NEED:
2 x Wine Glasses
1 x Straw
1 x Cup of Water

Impossible Science is a production of WonderFirst and Sony Pictures Television.

#ImpossibleScienceExperiments #JasonLatimer #Resonance

09/22/2020
FLEETtv Episode 26: It's Not What You See

Can your eyes deceive you? In this episode of FLEETtv, take a mini-tour of our Illusions gallery with Ashanti and find out how your brain might be the one to blame. Eric shows you a way to make things invisible with items you probably have in your kitchen.

Can your eyes really deceive you? In this episode of FLEETtv, take a mini-tour of Illusions to find out how your brain processes visual information and explo...

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