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Stargazing From Home With Kids: Beginner’s Guide

By Evan Dunn 
 
There’s no time like the present to introduce your child to the fun of gazing up at the stars. It’s a great family activity and it doesn’t take a lot of effort, expertise, or money to accomplish. You can ignite in your child a lifelong love of astronomy and science and give them a new way of looking at the universe and our place in it. Who knows, your child may become a future International Space Station astronaut!
 
Why stargaze?
 

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.

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