Free family fun at Super Science Saturday: Nov. 4

Highlights include weather balloon launches, NCAR wizard shows, and more

October 31, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. — Come learn about our wild weather at this year’s Super Science Saturday on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab in south Boulder.

The free, family-oriented event will feature weather balloon launches and a storm-chasing vehicle. Shows by NCAR wizards will include simulations of lightning and fire tornadoes, a special version of a storm surge with an intrepid reporter on the scene, and a "lightning jellyfish."

Local science organizations will be on hand with special activities throughout the building.

"Weather can be scary, but it's also exciting and fun," said Eileen Carpenter, a science education specialist at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages NCAR. "The more you know about wild weather, the more you can enjoy it while staying safe."

Free tickets for the scheduled shows or workshops are available at the door. Snacks and lunch items will be available for purchase in the cafe (cash only). Parking will be limited, so please consider carpooling.

Details

What: Super Science Saturday
When: Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: NCAR’s Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder
Who:  Activities for the entire family, with events especially focused on children ages 6 to 12.
Cost:  Free

Super Science Saturday - balloon launch
A weather balloon launch at last year's Super Science Saturday (©UCAR. Photo by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)

 


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