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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!

Fleetster Friday: Meet Andrea Decker

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

Why do big meals make us sleepy?

Thanksgiving Day is coming up and we are all ready for a yummy feast! But, have you ever wondered if calories give us energy, why do big meals make us sleepy?

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.

Best Show of the Year

Photo by Lucas Ludwig on Unsplash

The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year!

This is a complicated year for watching the Perseid meteor shower, because the evening sky has a roughly close-to-full Moon in it, making it more difficult to catch the faint “shooting stars.” So if you can wait until the Moon sets, you should have better viewing in the pre-dawn darkness. Spectators can expect to see around 10-15 meteors per hour or maybe slightly more on the peak on Monday and Tuesday, August 12-13, according to NASA.

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.

April’s (Meteor) Showers

by Jori Wuerth

 

It’s that time of the year again! Every year in April, the earth moves through the comet trail of C/1861 G1 Thatcher. This comet, sends dust and tiny bits of ice into the atmosphere, leaving a beautiful display of lights dancing across the sky.

The radiant for the Lyrids is near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra. This year, the peak viewing hours are expected to take place on Tuesday, April 23, before dawn. The Lyrid meteor shower, which started on April 16, will continue to appear in the sky through Thursday, April 25.

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. 

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