NCAR Explorer Series

NCAR Explorer Series

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites you to join us for our Explorer Series. Get an inside look at the advances our scientists are making in areas of study that stretch from Earth’s oceans, forests, and cities up through the layers of the atmosphere to the scorching swirls of plasma on the Sun. Recommended ages 12+.

 Dr. Vanda Grubisic

Dr. Vanda Grubisic

Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm*
&
Saturday, November 11 at 4pm* 

NCAR Mesa Laboratory
1850 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder, CO 80305

Spirit of adventure: Mountain winds, clouds & flying through the worst of it

Previous 2017 Explorer Series Talks

Dr. Mary Hayden & Dr. Andrew Monaghan

This talk was presented in April 2017, click the link below to watch the recording.

Emergence of Zika and other climate-sensitive viruses in the Americas

Dr. Morris Weisman

Dr. Morris Weisman

Wednesday, July 12 at 7pm*
&
Saturday, July 15 at 4pm*

NCAR Mesa Laboratory
1850 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder, CO 80305

Thunderstorms and tornadoes:
Tales from a life-long storm researcher and chaser

Dr. Scott McIntosh

Dr. Scott McIntosh

Wednesday July 19th at 4pm

Conference Center
Denver Central Library
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver, Colorado 80204

The Sun, the Moon, and Us: A Guide to the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Dr. Bruce Carmichael

Dr. Bruce Carmichael

Thursday September 14th at 4pm

Conference Center
Denver Central Library
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver, Colorado 80204

Keeping Us Safe in the Sky

 

 

*See full event schedule below

2016 NCAR Explorer Series

Watch videos and learn more about the 2016 NCAR Explorer Series 

Wednesday Event Agenda

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Our hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, and the Sun-Earth connection will be open for viewing before the talk, with NCAR staff on hand to answer your questions.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Talk 

8:00 - 8:30 p.m Questions & conversations 

Saturday Event Agenda 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Our hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, and the Sun-Earth connection will be open for viewing before the talk, with NCAR staff on hand to answer your questions.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Talk 

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Questions & conversations 

Get your ticket now!

The NCAR Explorer Series is free, but seating is limited. Click here to get your free ticket. Contact Lorena Medina at lluna@ucar.edu or 303-497-1609 for more information. If you don't live here in Boulder, or you'd prefer to watch over the internet, you can stream the event in real time at UCARLive  and check out the tweets at #NCARexplorer.

Accessibility and Parking

The address for the event is 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305. Directions and a map can be found on our website. We have ample parking at the Mesa Lab for all visitors. There will be a uniformed security officer near the building entrance (at the end of Table Mesa Drive) who will be able to answer questions about parking. The officer will guide drivers who have a disability parking plate or placard, or those with passengers who would have difficulty walking from the parking lot, to appropriate parking spaces or to the drop-off location. Please let us know if we can help with any other accessibility needs, by emailing lluna@ucar.edu. Please do not call security with general questions related to the event. 
A sign language interpreter will be present at all the Explorer Series lectures held at the NCAR Mesa Lab.

Questions? 

Contact Lorena Medina at lluna@ucar.edu or 303-497-1609 for more information.

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