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Current and Upcoming Events

Walter Orr Roberts Lecture Series

Starts: 06/21/2024 5:00 pm
Ends: 06/21/2024 8:00 pm

The Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture series is back! A part of NCAR|UCAR’s public outreach to the broader community through lectures on relevant and timely discoveries, made possible through private donations.
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Past Events

UCAR Health Fair and Blood Draw

06/18/2024

UCAR is holding its annual Health Fair on June 18, 2024 at Center Green. The blood draws (basic tests) and the Health Fair are FREE and are open to all UCAR employees, retirees, spouses/partners and dependent children (18-26 years of age).

Retiree Coffee Chat: NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

06/04/2024

You are cordially invited to our next coffee chat and VIP tour organized by the Friends of the National Center for retired and alumni members of the NSF NCAR and UCAR community! We will meet at the NSF NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for a coffee chat with fellow retirees, followed by a tour of NWSC to learn more about their work and see one of the fastest supercomputers existing today. This event is free, but an RSVP is required, as space is limited.

Community Art Program: Exploring Climate Change Through Art Opening Reception

05/17/2024

Join us Friday, May 17, for the opening reception of “Exploring Climate Change Through Art,” a juried art show and collaboration between the Museum of Boulder, Friends of the National Center, and UCAR Center for Science Education.

Retiree Coffee Chat: Foothills Cafe Atrium

04/30/2024

You’re invited to our next coffee chat and VIP tour for retired and alumni members of the NSF NCAR and UCAR community! Learn more about the Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) with veteran NSF NCAR employee Terry Hock. Terry will provide a tour of the EOL labs and share some details about the Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR) project. This event is free, but an RSVP is required, as space is limited.

 

National Volunteer Week Adaptive Hikes at NSF NCAR Mesa Lab: April 21

04/21/2024

Friends of the National Center and the Lockwood Foundation are organizing an event to celebrate National Volunteer Week on April 21 at the NSF National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory. Volunteers will conduct a series of adaptive hikes on the trails surrounding the NSF NCAR Mesa Lab in partnership with athletes and volunteers from the Lockwood Foundation and volunteers from the University of Colorado Boulder. Lunch will be provided, learn more and sign up today!

Solar Eclipse Viewing at the NSF NCAR Mesa Lab

04/08/2024

Looking for a spot to watch the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse? Come join us at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab

Food for Thought: Leaving a Legacy

04/02/2024

At any age, one can create a legacy for a cause they care about by using their will or estate to establish a meaningful donation? Often, planned gifts can transform an institution from surviving to thriving! In this interactive session we will look at the different ways that can be used to leave a legacy gift and what you should expect from the nonprofits you are entrusting these gifts to.

 

UCAR Community Reception 2024

01/29/2024

A reception in Baltimore, MD to celebrate NCAR/UCAR’s programs that are developing the scientists of the future. This reception also celebrates YOU, as every member of our community has made a BIG impact. Contact us for an invite!

Retiree Coffee Chats: Research Aviation Facility Tour

01/18/2024

Are you an NSF NCAR or UCAR Alum or Retiree? Join us for VIP Tour of the newly renovated Research Aviation Facility and coffee hour. We would love to connect with you, and connect you with other alumni in the process!

Colorado Gives Day: Dec. 5

12/05/2023

A day when we Colorado nonprofits are organized in one place, making it easy to find something you’re passionate about. No matter who you give to or how much you give, the result is the same – we all get to celebrate the magnitude of the good we create together.

Food for Thought with Friends

12/04/2023

Come join us at Food for Thought with Friends on December 4 from 2-3 pm to learn about giving traditions while developing community (and eating snacks!). We can’t wait to see you there. Questions? Contact Emma Byers

Super Science Saturday

11/04/2023

Super Science Saturday is a public science celebration that draws thousands of excited and curious people of all ages to the NCAR Mesa Lab to explore science! Through the UCAR Center for Science Education with support from UCAR/NCAR/UCP programs and local education organizations. Join us for a fun day of science!

Retiree Coffee Chats: NSF NCAR Mesa Lab Tour

11/01/2023

Are you an NSF NCAR, UCAR Alum or Retiree? We would love to connect with you, and connect you with other alumni in the process! Join us for coffee hour at the NSF NCAR Mesa Lab, plus a VIP tour.

Friends Lunch & Learn: Nonprofit Board Service

08/28/2023

An interactive session sponsored by Friends of the National Center and led by James Thacker from Spark the Change Colorado to learn about serving on a non-profit Board and how to find the right organization for you.

Friends of the National Center is holding a Sweepstakes!

08/24/2023

Enter to win a fantastic trip for two to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida which includes an opportunity to meet an astronaut, 2-Day Visitor Complex Admission, and a 3-night stay and airfare.

UCAR Community Reception

01/09/2023

A reception in Denver, CO to celebrate NCAR/UCAR’s programs that are developing the scientists of the future. This reception also celebrates YOU as every member of our community has made a BIG impact.