Published: Sept. 17, 2018

Two faculty members present a electrical light-based experiment.For over three decades, the CU Wizards program has presented free monthly shows featuring lively demonstration experiments to entertain and inform children about the wonders of science. The 36th annual series kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 22, running through Saturday, June 22.

These interactive shows are presented one Saturday per month throughout the academic year. The CU Wizards are renowned professors—from departments ranging from physics to psychology—who donate their knowledge, time and energy to create engaging and informative shows for the public. 

This semester's topics range from "The Tumultuous Life of Cumulus Clouds" to "The Game of Drones!" and more. Advance registration is not necessary, so be sure to stop by.

All are welcome to attend, though the shows are geared toward children in fifth through ninth grade. Each program starts at 9:30 a.m. and lasts about an hour. The presentations take place across the CU Boulder campus at Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry and Duane Physics and Astrophysics.

Sept. 22

“Illusion and Reality: The Science of Perception” with Professor Lew Harvey at Duane Physics, Room G1B30

Oct. 20

“The Tumultuous Life of Cumulus Clouds” with Professor Katja Friederich at Duane Physics, Room G1B30

Nov. 3

“The Chemistry of Bread!” with Professor Niels Damrauer at Cristol Chem, Room 140

Dec. 1

“There's Something in the Air!” with Professor Steven Brown at Cristol Chem, Room 140

Jan. 26

“Surfing with a Mathematician!” with Professor Mark Hoefer at Duane Physics, Room G1B30

Feb. 23

TBA: Bioinspired engineering, buggy robots with Professor Sean Humbert at Duane Physics, Room G1B30

March 16

TBA: Electricity and magnetism with professors Alysia Marino and Daniel Bolton at Duane Physics, Room G1B30

April 20

“One Fish...Two Fish...Flourescent Red & Green Squish!” with Professor Amy Palmer at Cristol Chem, Room 140

May 18

“The Chemistry of Energy!” with Professor Steven George at Cristol Chem, Room 140

June 22

“The Game of Drones!” with Professor Brian Argrow at Duane Physics, Room G1B30