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Media Alert for For Nano Day, Saturday April 6—The Biggest Event For The Smallest Science!

Guest Demos by UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society Students! Lectures! Fun Hands-On Activities 11AM-4PM

April 05, 2013

“NANO—Imagine and Discover a World You Can’t See!” logo

“NANO—Imagine and Discover a World You Can’t See!” logo
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NanoDays logo
Morphos Butterfly - Nano exhibit

Morphos Butterfly - Nano exhibit
Quantum Corral - Nano exhibit

Quantum Corral - Nano exhibit
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NISE logo
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NSF logo


DATE:             Friday, April 4, 2013

TO:                  All Assignment Editors, Photo Editors, Reporters, TV Cameras, Photographers

FROM: Susan Chicoine, PR Manager    619-685-5743 / 619-325-9416    schicoine@rhfleet.org



Your Reporters And Cameras Are Invited To Join Us SATURDAY, APRIL 6,


For NANO DAY—The Biggest Event For The Smallest Science!

Guest Demos by UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society Students!

Celebrate The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s 40th Anniversary Year!


WHO:             San Diego families and science enthusiasts will enjoy multiple demonstrations led by UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society (NETS) students. Nano Day activities 11AM–4PM are included with admission—come enjoy Nano fun for everyone!


WHAT:           Celebrate Nano Day at the Fleetthe Biggest Event for the Smallest Science! Do small things behave differently? Is a Blue Morpho butterfly really blue? What’s in your sunblock? Answers to these mysteries will be revealed during Nano Day at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center! The Fleet is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs, Nano Day, featuring a showcase of nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on our future. A dozen different demonstrations will be led by students from the UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society, with lectures and hands-on interactives that let you dive into the nano world, discover its real-world applications and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.


WHEN:           SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013, The Fleet is open 10AM–7PM; Activities 11AM–4PM

                        YOUR CAMERAS ARE WELCOME – just check in with Manager of the Day Ron Lee on arrival – the exhibit now inhabits the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater lobby.


WHERE:         Reuben H. Fleet Science Center    1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego



Erik Smith, Exhibits Manager                                   Andrea Bliven, Gallery Facilitator Supervisor

Students from UCSD Nanoengineering & Technology Society (NETS) also available for interviews




NOTES: Explore a small world where big science happens in “NANO—Imagine and Discover a World You Can’t See!” —the Fleet’s engaging exhibition all about nanoscale science, technology and engineering. Discover the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces, where big things come from the tiny world of nanotechnology! Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.


MEDIA CONTACT:     Susan Chicoine, Public Relations Manager, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Tel: 619 325-9416/c     e-mail: schicoine@rhfleet.org




Celebrate the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s 40th Anniversary Year!

Forty years ago, a spark ignited our imaginations! March 9, 2013 kicked off a year-long celebration of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and its 40 years of success in bringing hands-on science to our San Diego community. Forty years ago, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center opened its doors and brought interactive exhibits and the world’s first IMAX® Dome Theater to San Diego. Today, the Fleet inspires minds and connects individuals to science and technology through more than 100 “do touch” exhibits for all ages and amazing IMAX films and planetarium shows in the recently renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Enjoy our year-long celebration, featuring a blockbuster exhibition, incredible events and dynamic educational experiences.




About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.

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