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Remembering Stephen Hawking

by Brianne Brown

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." –Stephen Hawking

March 14th is generally a celebration of all things math and science. One of science’s most recognizable figures is Albert Einstein, whose birthday is celebrated alongside Pi Day (3.14—the numerical equivalent of pi). But while STEM enthusiasts have cause for celebration today, so too do we mourn the loss of Dr. Stephen Hawking, who died early Wednesday morning at the age of 76.

First Date: A Fleet Love Story

The Fleet has members throughout the United States. But Dr. Stephen Skaper and his wife, Dr. Laura Facci, are our only international members. While living in San Diego, Stephen joined the Fleet the year we opened, and over the past 45 years, he and Laura have supported us while they lived here, then in England and now in Italy, where they are semi-retired.

From Hawaii With Love!

 Membership is the perfect gift for family and friends!

Meet two of the Fleet Science Center’s most loyal supporters! Mitch Pflugh and Will Pflugh are two of the Fleet’s most loyal friends—going back to the 1980s! Mitch is a former board trustee and Will oversaw the construction of the Fleet’s building expansion in the late 1990s. Even though they moved to Hawaii, they haven't forgotten how much they enjoyed visiting the Fleet.

An Epic Star Wars Event

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Tickets are selling fast for the Fleet Science Center's exclusive private screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Thursday, December 14. Not only will you get to see the film the night before it officially opens, but you'll also be treated to an epic pre-party with R2D2, Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion, live Star Wars-inspired art by Daniel Jaimes, lightsaber battle training by the Underground Lightsaber Fighters and so much more!

Astronaut Mark Polansky at the Fleet

Astronaut Mark Polansky
By Nathan Young
 
The Fleet is excited to host a special guest on Tuesday, August 15, astronaut Mark Polansky. He will be talking to girls in the Fleet's BE WiSE program, attendees of the Fleet's Science Summer Camps and also making two public appearances where you can have the chance to meet him yourself! 
 

The Fleet Is at Comic-Con!

Comic-Con San Diego

By Karla Nafarrate

 

Because you can’t have “science fiction” without “science”.… This year, the Fleet will be hosting not one, but two separate panels at Comic-Con International: San Diego. 

Have you ever wondered if (or when!) computers will take over the world? Or how science-fiction ideas or inventions become reality? Let’s discuss these topics at Comic-Con! Don't miss our panels:

Artificial Intelligence

July 21, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Room 24ABC

Now Accepting Applications for SciTech

SciTech participants from Encanto Middle School

The Fleet is currently accepting applications to bring the popular SciTech program to your school for the 2017–2018 school year.

The Fleet on Tonight in San Diego

The Fleet Science Center was excited to make an appearance on San Diego's own late night talk show, Tonight in San Diego. Check out the Fleet's Ashanti Davis demonstrating the explosive potential of liquid nitrogen to Jesse Egan and Bijan Mostafavi of the Tonight in San Diego Crew. 

America's New Astronauts

After evaluating a record number of applications, NASA will introduce its new astronaut candidates on Wednesday, June 7, at noon (local time) from the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The announcement will be broadcast on NASA TV, and you can also watch it live at https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive/.

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