AAA Editor Notes
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), 1850 Table Mesa Dr., is a National Science Foundation-sponsored scientific research laboratory offering interactive exhibits and informational displays on such topics as weather; past, present and future climate; Earth's atmosphere and Sun; and NCAR supercomputing capabilities including weather and climate modeling. The building, designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, is nestled against Boulder's Flatiron mountains, overlooking the city in a picturesque setting. An interpretive .25-mile outdoor weather trail, art galleries, a weather gallery and an exhibit about the relationship between the Sun and Earth are offered.
Guided 1-hour tours are available Mon., Wed., and Fri. at noon or by appointment. Self-guiding tours via personal cell phone or computer tablets available for loan, in both adult and child versions, are offered in English and Spanish daily.