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Super Science Saturday at NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center 2019, August 17th, 10-2

Super Science Saturday is open to the public and

welcomes science explorers of all ages!

Please join us for Super Science Saturday on August 17, 2019 from 10 am - 2 pm. This annual event at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) - Wyoming Supercomputing Center brings kids and adults together to explore hands-on activities, think about new ideas, and learn about science. 

Past activities and events have included: 

  • Hands-on activity tables
  • NCAR 3D Visualization Lab Demos
  • Ping Pong Ball Explosion
  • 2 classes - Robotics 101 and Build a Kano Raspberry PI (first come basis)
  • UW and Drones
  • Facility Tours (please note you must be 14 to tour the facility and wear closed toe shoes, no heels)
  • And so much more!!

Here is this year's list of activities and events! Detailed Event Schedule .

This is a FREE public event.



NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center,

8120 Veta Drive, Cheyenne, Wyoming

See the map for more location details. 

For more information: Contact Summer Wasson at or Mary Waterstreet at

*Also visit Super Science Saturday at the NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO on Nov. 2!




Date of the event: 
Augut 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm (lobby open until 4 pm)



Inside the NWSC

Computer models work a little like following a recipe. For example, we take information—or data—about current weather conditions. Next, we add energy from the Sun, and we stir in the math that explains how the Sun’s energy causes the weather to change over time. The result is a model, and it can be used to predict what the weather will do next. This is known as a forecast.