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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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...

What is the difference between the various vaccines? How were they developed and tested? There are so many questions reg...
03/23/2021

What is the difference between the various vaccines? How were they developed and tested? There are so many questions regarding the various COVID-19 vaccines. Join local experts who are excited to answer your questions on Wednesday, March 24. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided! Register today at https://bit.ly/3sf6e13.

Did you know that only one out of 10,000 clovers has four leaves? This might make your hunt a bit harder than you think....
03/17/2021

Did you know that only one out of 10,000 clovers has four leaves? This might make your hunt a bit harder than you think. Let us help you find your “lucky” #fourleafedclover with science! Read more here 👉 https://bit.ly/3cUvljl

Did you know that only one out of 10,000 clovers has four leaves? This might make your hunt a bit harder than you think. Let us help you find your “lucky” #fourleafedclover with science! Read more here 👉 https://bit.ly/3cUvljl

Why do objects sink or float? Let's test it out with different items found at home!
03/16/2021
It's All About Density

Why do objects sink or float? Let's test it out with different items found at home!

Why do objects sink or float? Let's test it out with different items found at home!

We Make features the incredible maker spaces in our community! In this video, we feature Sew Loka. Established in 2013 b...
03/11/2021
We Make: Sew Loka

We Make features the incredible maker spaces in our community! In this video, we feature Sew Loka. Established in 2013 by Claudia Biezunski-Rodriguez in Barrio Logan, this studio uses upcycled materials to create unique clothing and accessories. If you have a chance to stop by, we recommend you take the tour!

We Make is a video series where we highlight maker spaces from our communities. This video features Sew Loka, a place established in 2013 by Chicana momprene...

How can plants survive without gardeners? How did we get pets? In this Ask a Fleetster, local scientists Carlisle and Be...
03/11/2021
Ask a Fleetster: Plants and Pets

How can plants survive without gardeners? How did we get pets? In this Ask a Fleetster, local scientists Carlisle and Ben answer these interesting questions!

How can plants survive without gardeners? How did we get pets? In this Ask a Fleetster, local scientists Carlisle and Ben answer these interesting questions!

How do planes fly? How do flowers absorb water? You asked a Fleetster and now, scientists Sophia and Carl have very inte...
03/04/2021

How do planes fly? How do flowers absorb water? You asked a Fleetster and now, scientists Sophia and Carl have very interesting answers!
Check out the latest #AskaFleetster here 👉 https://bit.ly/3c0zL7v.

How do planes fly? How do flowers absorb water? You asked a Fleetster and now, scientists Sophia and Carl have very interesting answers!
Check out the latest #AskaFleetster here 👉 https://bit.ly/3c0zL7v.

Paddle. Drop-in. Surf. Science is everywhere, even in #surfing! Meet Maura, the Community Initiatives Coordinator at the...
03/03/2021
This is How I STEM: Surfing

Paddle. Drop-in. Surf. Science is everywhere, even in #surfing! Meet Maura, the Community Initiatives Coordinator at the Fleet, and hear about the ways she uses #STEM in her everyday life, especially while riding a wave.

Paddle. Drop-in. Surf. Science is everywhere, even in surfing! Meet Maura, the Community Initiatives Coordinator at the Fleet, and hear about the ways she us...

How can technology enhance both engagement and the testing experience for individuals living with diabetes? In this Suds...
02/26/2021
Suds and Science: An Appealing Alternative? The Quest for a Needle-Free Glucose Sensor

How can technology enhance both engagement and the testing experience for individuals living with diabetes? In this Suds & Science, Dr. Edward Chao talks about his collaboration with nanoengineers to develop and test a wearable glucose sensor.

How can technology enhance both engagement and the testing experience for individuals living with diabetes? Join Dr. Edward Chao, Clinical Professor of Medic...

Origami, the art of paper folding, is the best way to explore STEAM. In this Fleet2Go, Akiko will show you how to turn a...
02/24/2021
Fleet2Go: Origami Box

Origami, the art of paper folding, is the best way to explore STEAM. In this Fleet2Go, Akiko will show you how to turn a plain sheet of paper into a useful, small paper box—no glue or tape needed!

Origami is an art of paper folding. In this video, Akiko will show you how to turn a sheet of paper into a useful small paper box.

At the center of our #MilkyWayGalaxy lies a supermassive black hole. Is it dangerous? And, do all galaxies have black ho...
02/22/2021
Sky Tonight: Supermassive Black Holes

At the center of our #MilkyWayGalaxy lies a supermassive black hole. Is it dangerous? And, do all galaxies have black holes in their centers? Find out in this #TheSkyTonight astronomy talk!

You live and breathe within the Earth’s atmosphere every day of your life. Do other planets have atmospheres? If so, are they similar to the Earth’s? And how...

New insights might allow us to find ways to slow or reverse the changes that cause memory loss and dementia. In this Liv...
02/18/2021
Live Longer, Live Stronger - What We Can Learn From Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors

New insights might allow us to find ways to slow or reverse the changes that cause memory loss and dementia. In this Live Longer, Live Stronger event, in partnership with Sanford Burnam Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Dr. Timothy Huang shares this important research and what we've learned so far.

Memory loss and dementia in Alzheimer's disease normally occurs in patients at age 60+. However, inherited forms of Alzheimer's accelerate the dementia timel...

Make a parachute using simple materials found at home! We'll get to explore gravity and air resistance as we watch our p...
02/16/2021
Fleet2Go: How to Make Parachutes

Make a parachute using simple materials found at home! We'll get to explore gravity and air resistance as we watch our parachute slowly fall to the ground. Can we make any modifications to the parachute to slow the fall even more? https://youtu.be/1qofuhkbSiM

Make a parachute using simple materials found at home! We'll get to explore gravity and air resistance as we watch our parachute slowly fall to the ground. C...

We heart you, Fleetsters! #HappyValentinesDay ❤️
02/14/2021

We heart you, Fleetsters! #HappyValentinesDay ❤️

We heart you, Fleetsters! #HappyValentinesDay ❤️

How do #snowflakes form? In this #Fleet2Go, Akiko shows you how to fold sheets of paper to create your own snowflakes in...
02/09/2021
Fleet2Go: Paper Snowflakes

How do #snowflakes form? In this #Fleet2Go, Akiko shows you how to fold sheets of paper to create your own snowflakes inspired by the beautiful #patterns found in nature.

How do snowflakes form? Fold paper to create your own snowflakes inspired by the beautiful patterns found in nature.

New species are constantly being found and described, even on the California coast where the deep seas are relatively we...
02/05/2021
Suds and Science: Exploring the Deep Sea

New species are constantly being found and described, even on the California coast where the deep seas are relatively well known. In this #SudsandScience virtual event, Greg Rouse shows us the amazing results of several recent cruises just off our coast.

The advent of submersibles and remote operated vehicles has allowed unprecedented access for humans to the deep sea. This has resulted in the discovery of no...

Did you know that you can create a hovercraft using a balloon and an old CD? It's super easy to make and really fun to p...
02/04/2021
Fleet2Go: How To Make a Hovercraft

Did you know that you can create a hovercraft using a balloon and an old CD? It's super easy to make and really fun to play with! Just follow Jackie's directions in this video 👉 https://youtu.be/d0uKDTi7Fuk

Did you know that you can create a floating hovercraft using a balloon and an old CD? It's super easy to make and really fun to play with! Just follow the st...

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.

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

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

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