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The annual Leonid meteor shower is coming up!

The Leonid meteor shower will light up the night sky this month and put on a socially distant spectacle for everyone to enjoy. The meteors will peak after midnight into the early hours of Tuesday, November 17, right before dawn. This year, the Lyrid meteor shower will be just a couple of days after the new moon, giving you plenty of chances to see these celestial streakers with no lunar interference. 
 

Bridging the gap between home and classroom learning experiences

With most schools closed and many daycare centers only accepting children under the age of five, parents of students in first through sixth grade have few childcare options.
 
“As the school year approached, we heard from community partners across the county,” said Kris Mooney, Director of Education. “Working parents were in urgent need of options for their elementary school kids.”  
 

Fleetster Friday: Meet Erik Remington

It’s Fleetster Friday! Today we're featuring our Cafe Team Lead, Erik Remington. This Normal Heights resident describes his job as creative, dirty, important and precise.

Erik's a big fan of Balboa Park because it brings different museums together to one big and beautiful place. If he could live anywhere in the world, Erik would choose Sweden. Let’s get to know Erik a little better: 

  • Complete this sentence: I love science because…

I love nature!

Fleetster Friday: Meet Pamela Truffa

It’s Fleetster Friday! Today we feature Bankers Hill resident and one of our amazing Managers on Duty (MOD), Pamela Truffa.

Comic-Con is coming to you!

Because you can’t have “science fiction” without “science” … The Fleet will be hosting THREE panels for our favourite event of the year: Comic-Con @ Home. This year, you get to experience the exciting panels from the comfort of your own couch—cosplay not required, but still encouraged!

Comet NEOWISE in our Skies!

Comet NEOWISE Rising over the Adriatic Sea. Image Credit & Copyright: Paolo Girotti

By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Fleet Science Center

 

There is a naked eye comet in our evening sky right now, Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE). Comets are small, mostly icy objects that orbit the Sun in highly eccentric orbits. When they near the Sun, they sublimate, meaning some of their ice is heated into vapor, causing the tails that distinguish comets in our minds.

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