Cornell 2017

January 27, 2018 "Speed!" Prof. Eric Cornell

Join one of CU Boulder’s beloved Nobel Laureate Professors, Eric Cornell on a journey through space, all in good time! “ Speed! ” Students will learn more about the fastest thing ever seen and also be given useful tips on how to best observe a very slow pet! Lasers, foot...

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December 2, 2017 "Rocks from Outer Space!" Prof. Brian Hynek

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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November 18, 2017 Prof. Moni Fleshner

"Superheros Within: Immunity in Health & Disease!" CU Physiology Professor Moni Fleshner will introduce young students to the immune system and teach kids about some great “superheros”, the cells and organs that fight germs! With the help of “Anatomy Bob” and examples from a mouse, a rat and a human,...

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A Special Visit with Madame Curie - 150th Anniversary

A special CU Wizards show commemorating of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Madame Curie. The show will take place in Old Main, CU Boulder's oldest building, October 28th beginning at 9:30 a.m. Marie Curie's perseverance in purifying a grain of radium from a ton of pitchblende, in part,...


September 30, 2017 "GO with the FLOW!" Prof. Janet deGrazia

Professor Janet deGrazia, CU Boulder Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, will delight young science enthusiasts by demonstrating some extraordinary (& perhaps unexpected) properties of fluids! Did you know that you can use water to start a fire? Or that hydrogen by itself won't burn, but add enough air and...

Perkins 2017

June 17, 2017 "From VERY, VERY BIG to very small: Microscopy and the powers of Ten!" Prof. Tom Perkins

Saturday June 17, 2017 Duane Physics G1B30 at 9:30 a.m. Professor Tom Perkins "From Very Small to Very Big: Microscopy and the Powers of Ten!" Learn about how for multiplying or dividing by 10 changes BIG to small and back again! Prof. Perkins powerful microscopes will be set up allowing...

George 2017

May 20, 2017 "The Chemistry of Energy" Prof Steve George

Join CU Wizards Professor Steve George for another lively Saturday morning of educational fun! "The Chemistry of Energy!" will tell you more about where all your energy comes from and where it goes! Be sure to eat a good breakfast...because rumor has it that Professor Goerge's Cookie Oven will be...


April 29, 2017 "One Fish...Two Fish...Fluorescent Red & Green Squish!" Prof Amy Palmer

Are you captivated by color and light? Join CU Biochemistry Professor Amy Palmer to learn about how scientists harness the natural colorful glow of jellyfish to create tools that allow us to actually see motion of the molecules inside cells, illuminating our understanding of diseases & potential cures! The invisible...

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March 18, 2017 "Chemistry of Life!" Nobel Laureate Tom Cech

Life Depends on Chemistry! Join us to learn more about “The Chemistry of Life!” with CU Wizard Tom Cech, Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. A show that will take us on a journey from chemistry in beakers to the chemistry inside of living cells!

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February 25th, 2017 "Biochemistry for Kids!"

Presented by CU Professors Deborah Wuttke and Dylan Taatjes. This show captures imaginations and invigorates all senses! Lively, kid-friendly science demonstrations involving dramatic color changes, explosions and mysterious glowing gooey stuff that cannot necessarily be explained by current scientific understanding! Students learn about energy, chemical reactions, and pH while having...