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STEM in the Community: National City

You already know that the Fleet Science Center takes very seriously its mission of connecting people of all ages to the power of science. But how much do you know about its community-centered science initiatives?  
 
Let us introduce you to Wraparound Services for STEM Learning (WSSL), one such initiative.  
 

Boop! DART Impacts an Asteroid

asteroid moonlet Dimorphos
By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Fleet Science Center 
September 29, 2022
 
NASA successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday, September 26. Why did they want to do that? The answer is in the name of the mission. 
 

The Fleet is back at Comic-Con!

Because you can’t have science fiction without science, the Fleet Science Center is happy to be back at Comic-Con International: San Diego. This year, the Fleet will host not one, not two, but three panels!
 
Have you ever wondered how many universes actually exist? How astronomy and social science impact our favorite space sagas? Or how are board games created? You can't miss our panels!

The Science of Spider-Man and the Multiverse

July 23, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
 
Room: 24ABC
 

The James Webb Telescope Shows Us What's Possible

The primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope being packed up for shipment to its launch site last year. Credit: Chris Gunn/NASA, via Reuters
By Steven Snyder, Ph.D. President and CEO of the Fleet Science Center. 
 
On Feb. 3, NASA announced that the first photons had made their way through the James Webb Space Telescope. This moment marked another milestone in a decades-long effort to expand our view of the universe. I first encountered the Webb 11 years ago at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. There, under a sign that read “Seeing the First Light,” a group from NASA was sharing its dreams for the famed Hubble Space Telescope’s successor.
 

The Fleet Science Center 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Getting the ideal gift for friends and family is no easy feat, so we've created a holiday gift guide! Find something for everyone on your list right here at the Fleet, all while supporting our mission of realizing a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. 

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