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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 Andrea Decker

It’s time for another Fleetster Friday! This week, we’re highlighting #LaMesa resident, Andrea Decker.

Fleetster Friday: Meet Laci Pierce

It’s #FleetsterFriday! This week we’d like you to meet Hillcrest resident, Laci Pierce. As Special Events Coordinator, Laci is in charge of planning and creating fun and elaborate events ranging from birthdays, private IMAX screenings as well as corporate galas and parties. The interactive exhibits at the Fleet provide built-in entertainment and our in-house beverage catering maximizes your budget.

Fleetster Friday: Meet Michelle Powers

It’s Fleetster Friday! This week, meet Mission Valley resident, Michelle Powers. As the Director of Donor Relations, Michelle is responsible for engaging, stewarding, and supporting the Fleet’s donors. Michelle is responsible for growing the Luminary Society, the Fleet’s premier circle of philanthropists and cultivating a culture of philanthropy among donors, members, and friends of the Fleet.

Red blood cells, large and small!

By Alyson Smith

We can learn a lot about animals by looking at their cells, and red blood cells are no exception. These specialized cells—found in vertebrates and six other groups of animals—travel in blood vessels to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs (or gills) and the rest of the body. Red blood cells get their color from heme, an iron-containing molecule that transports oxygen. 

Fleetster Friday: Meet Tamra Kirl

It’s Fleetster Friday! This week, meet North Park resident, Tamra Kirl. As Membership Coordinator, she’s the superstar working behind the scenes of the Membership Department. Tamra is dedicated to helping our members have the best experience possible at the Fleet. She knows everything there is to know about our memberships and is always ready to answer any question you might have. She’s the go-to person for new members who want to learn how to make the most out of their membership.

Happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate, we’d like to introduce you to the amazing team of women who work here at the Fleet Science Center.

According to the National Science Foundation, women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce. While there is a high concentration of women in the social sciences (62%), there are low numbers represented in engineering (15%) and computer and mathematical sciences (25%).

Fleetster Friday: Meet Marla Andrade

It’s Fleetster Friday! This week we’d like you to meet Mission Bay resident, Marla Andrade. As our very own Studio X Coordinator and CAD Designer, Marla’s creativity shines all throughout the Fleet. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to put your creative skills to the test in Studio X, you have Marla to thank as she designs most of the studio’s activities.

Fleetster Friday: Meet Ivel Gontan

It’s Fleetster Friday! This week, we’d like to you meet North Clairemont resident Ivel Gontan. As Community Programs Senior Manager, Ivel is passionate about making positive changes in the world which she does by providing communities with science opportunities. Among her many duties here at the Fleet, she spearheads the BE WiSE program, which engages young women in STEM learning experiences.

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