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Get the inside scoop on our science from the scientists themselves.

Join us — in person or online — for our Explorer Series lectures to learn about the advances our scientists are making in areas of study that stretch from the Earth's oceans, forests, and cities up through the layers of the atmosphere and into the scorching swirls of plasma on the Sun. 

Recommended age is 12 years and up. Talks are presented at NCAR's Mesa Lab, with some talks also repeated at local area public libraries.

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March 11 & 14 - Event postponed

Dear friends of the Explorer Series,

We are committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends our events. UCAR is monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and in an abundance of caution, we will be postponing this week’s Explorer Series lectures originally scheduled on Wednesday, March 11th and Saturday March 14th, “Catcher in the sky: A talk of modern-day science, research, and aviation.” to a future date. 

When the new date has been determined, we will contact those of you who reserved a ticket with a first chance to reserve a seat for the new date. No further action is needed at this time. 

We appreciate your support of the NCAR Explorer Series and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind regards,

The NCAR Explorer Series Team