The NCAR Mesa Lab remains closed due to COVID-19, but do not fear—Super Science Saturday will prevail! We're bringing the event to you virtually on November 7, with a full day of exciting online demos and experiments from augmented reality to infrared radiation to the physics behind medieval trebuchets. Join for one or all of our demos throughout the day. We'll even have a special guest appearance: Mike Nelson, Chief Meteorologist for Denver's Channel 7, will do his Tornado Dance for us! 

The event will be livestreamed all day—join as many presentations as you wish by following this link

Participants are encouraged to submit questions in each presentation using the Slido platform.

Schedule of presentations on Nov. 7:  *times are in MT

10:00am: Exploring NCAR Science with Augmented Reality

10:30am: Physics of a Medieval Trebuchet

11:00am: Rocket Propulsion: Taking the Pulse of the Empire

11:30am: Crayons to Computers to Climate, with special guest Mike Nelson—Denver Channel 7's Chief Meteorologist! 


12:30pm: Let's Compare Warm and Cold Air! *This is an interactive activity, you can play along! Find the list of materials here

1:00pm: Extreme Cloud Formation (a perfect follow-up to the previous activity!)

1:30pm: The Wizards are Hot... or Maybe it's Just a Reaction

2:00pm: What's Up With Weather?

2:30pm: Infrared, It's Out There! 

3:00pm: The Egg Parachute Challenge: Face Mask Edition

3:45pm: The World Famous (or at least NCAR-famous) Ping-Pong Ball Explosion!


For more information: Contact Tiffany Fourment at

Virtual Event
Date of the event: 
November 7, 2020 (All day)