50th Anniversary Talks

Boulder Public Library

Brian O’Neill
Population and Climate Change: Silver Bullet or Red Herring?
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7:00 PM
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Bill Mahoney
Turbulence, Wind Shear, Toxin Attacks, and Other Things That Go Bump In the Night: Applied Research for Real-Life Problems
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 7:00 PM
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Joan Kleypas
Carbon Dioxide and the Ocean: The Acid Test of Climate Change
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 7:00 PM
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Robert Henson
Twisters, Chasers, and Thunderstorms:  A Half-Century of Severe Weather Science
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 7:00 PM
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Sarah Gibson
Living “in” a Star: You Will Never Look at the Sun the Same Way Again
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 7:00 PM
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CU Conference on World Affairs

NCAR & UCAR 50th Anniversary Lecture

Naomi Oreskes, Science Historian, University of California, San Diego

Communicating Climate Science: Why is This So Hard?
Monday, April 5, 2010, 1:00 pm
Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado at Boulder
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Construction of the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Mesa Laboratory, completed in 1966


Fifty years ago, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, with support from the National Science Foundation, was established as a non-profit corporation, "to acquire, construct, establish, own, equip and operate an institute for atmospheric research and other laboratories and facilities for atmospheric research and for research in related fields."

UCAR serves as a hub for research, education, and public outreach for the atmospheric and Earth system science community. It manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research and UCAR Community Programs on behalf of the National Science Foundation and the university community.