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December 1, 2018 "There's Something in the Air"

CU Professor Steven Brown travels the world to study the amazing, invisible, ethereal stuff that blankets our amazing planet and makes life on Earth possible. Have you wondered...Why is the Sky Blue!? Why are sunrises orange? What is air made of exactly? Did you know the Earth wears sunglasses!? And...

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November 3, 2018 "The Chemistry of Bread"

Around the world, bread is everywhere. But why? Does it sustain us or is it just there to protect our fingers from the peanut butter and jelly? Why does it have holes in it? Can you make it bounce or blow it up like a balloon or light it ablaze?...

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October 20, 2018 "The Tumultuous Life of Cumulus Clouds"

Have you ever asked yourself: How do clouds form? Why do they have different shapes? Why do some clouds rain and others just move on? What do I need to make a cloud? Can I make a cloud at home? Join CU Wizards on October 20 th when Dr. Katja...

Harvey 2018

September 22, 2018 "Illusion and Reality: The Science of Perception"

Professor Harvey's show is good brain exercise! The brain constructs the experience of reality using sensory information from the outside world combined with internal information from memory, fears, desires, and goals. Sometimes the experience of reality is distorted and results in so-called visual and auditory illusions. We will learn how...

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June 16, 2018 "Blackholes!" Fiske Planetarium

Mysterious blackholes provide inspiration and challenge to the imaginations of poets, artists, writers, and scientists. Join Professor of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Andrew Hamilton for a fun Saturday morning show to learn more about these elusive wonders. How might “Blackholes!” capture and transport your imagination thereby enlivening your summer campfire...

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June 2, 2018 "Rocks from Outer Space!"

CU Boulder Geology Professor Brian Hynek has traveled the globe in search of rocks from outer space. These rocks tell fascinating stories...the geologic, hydrologic, and climatic histories of our neighboring planets. Meet at CU Planetarium for a memorable Saturday morning CU Wizards show presented by a real rock star who...

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May 12, 2018 "The Physics of Wonder Woman!"

Watch out! There’s a new superhero in town! Dr. Becky Thompson is an excellent, fun, energetic and engaging teacher! In addition, she is a physicist, cyclist, scholar and head of Educational Outreach for the American Physical Society. She's responsible for finding interesting and creative ways of teaching Physics to young...

Weber 2018

April 28, 2018 "Sink or Swim!"

"Sink or Swim! Join Professor Mathias Weber who dives into Archimedes Principle to better understand why icebergs float and bubbles always travel up! He may even explain why a famous scientist once ran through the streets wearing only a bath towel shouting "Eureka!" Cristol Chemistry Rm 140 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

BEALE 2018

March 17, 2018 "Much Ado About Absolute Zero!"

Join CU Professor of Physics, award winning teacher and CU Wizards for over twenty years Paul Beale, to learn about heat and temperature, from billions of degrees during the big bang all the way down to absolute zero! We will explore heat, temperature, and entropy using hot, cold, and COOL...

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February 24, 2018 "The Chemistry of Cooking"

Join Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics David Nesbitt for "The Chemistry of Cooking!" You'll learn secrets to a perfect pie crust how to cook scrambled eggs without heat or how to reverse the entropy in your hot cocoa! Numerous great demos and kid volunteers at this lively, entertaining show!

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