The NCAR Mesa Lab remained closed through fall 2020 due to COVID-19, but Super Science Saturday prevailed! We held the event 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. We even had a special guest appearance by Mike Nelson, Chief Meteorologist for Denver's Channel 7, who did his Tornado Dance for us! 

Explore the fun of Super Science Saturday!

Links to presentation recordings: 

Exploring NCAR Science with Augmented Reality

Physics of a Medieval Trebuchet

Rocket Propulsion: Taking the Pulse of the Empire

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

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

Extreme Cloud Formation (a perfect follow-up to the previous activity!)

The Wizards are Hot... or Maybe it's Just a Reaction

What's Up With Weather?

Infrared, It's Out There! 

The Egg Parachute Challenge: Face Mask Edition

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)