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Mesa Lab in winter

SN Monthly photographer Carlye Calvin took this snowy photo of the Mesa Lab during the last week in October.
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Space: The never-final frontier

Center GreenNow that we have the Center Green (CG) buildings, who should move into them?

That, in a nutshell, is the challenge for the institution as it develops space plans for the three buildings on Center Green Drive that UCAR purchased in September. The issues are so complex that it will be several years before everyone settles down into a new permanent home. more

Returning to Center Green

Jeff Alipit

SCD’s Jeff Alipit is hardly a stranger to Center Green. He worked in each of the three buildings last year as a Web site developer with netLibrary until the electronic book provider laid off its staff during the recent economic downturn.. more


On a recent flight of the NSF/NCAR C-130 over these and other peaks in Colorado and New Mexico, ATD’s Britt Stephens works on a vacuum ultraviolet absorption instrument that makes high-precision measurements of atmospheric oxygen concentrations.more

mountains in New Mexico

A look back at FL's beginnings

The last time UCAR bought a complex of buildings was in 1990, when it purchased Foothills Lab 1/2/3.more

Foothills Lab

NCAR receives national FAA award

NCAR was one of several laboratories and universities honored last month by the FAA’s Excellence in Aviation Award.

The institution participates in the FAA’s Aviation Weather Research Program, which was singled out for the agency’s annual award. more

Random Profile: Allen Schanot

Allen SchanotFrom the private to the public sector: Allen has been fascinated by weather for as long as he can remember. more


Helping Alaskans adjust to climate change


From Bombay to Boulder

For Geeta, who arrived in June for a six-month assignment working with HAO’s Art Richmond onmagnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, the main thing that has impressed her is how similar people are in Bombay and Boulder. more

Delphi Questions

PAM relocation, catering, prairie dogs. more

short takes

An overview of projects throughout the organization. more

Just one look

Super science Saturday


Two children examine a lightning machine at the Science Discovery Booth, one of many activity tables at Super Science Saturday.

Held 26 October in the Mesa Lab, the annual event drew about 2,000 people for live demonstrations of the powers of nature by NCAR’s science wizards, workshops on lights and lasers, hands-on computer activities

with EO’s Web Weather for Kids site, and a Halloween Science Arcade. A number of organizations and science outreach programs sponsored the activity tables, including Collage Children’s Museum, the Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery, and Science from CU. NASA and Colorado State University also sponsored activities. “Those of us who are involved with the event look forward all year to Super Science Saturday, which is a fun and high-energy event,” says EO’s Linda Carbone. “This is our day to turn the kids on to science.”