DOD Virtual Tour: NCAR Mesa Laboratory

September 27 through October 17, 2021

Doors Open Denver Virtual Tour: National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory

About the tour: Walk NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory campus, located in Boulder, CO, with an architect, a scientist and a film crew. This will be an informal walk and discussion about everything from what NCAR is and does to who I.M. Pei is and the masterpiece that put him on the map.

About the site: The I.M. Pei-designed Mesa Laboratory is the headquarters of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The lab’s studies include meteorology, climate science, atmospheric chemistry, solar-terrestrial interactions and environmental and societal impacts.

About the tour guides: Josh Robinson is a Lead Project Designer at KEPHART Architects, President of Docomomo Colorado and known for his talks and activities relating to Modernist architecture across the city and state. Josh also is an active member of the Ghost Town Club of Colorado, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Colorado’s historic ghost towns.

Tim Barnes, Science Education Specialist at NCAR, gives interpretive presentations, teaches educational programs for K-12 students visiting NCAR, presents activities at outreach events and does wizard demos during Super Science Saturday. He also helps run the NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop.

VERY IMPORTANT, READ IN FULL: This is an on-demand virtual tour; this is not a live virtual tour. Upon registering for this tour you will receive access to the online event page on Eventbrite. The virtual tour will be available through the online event page September 27 – October 17 on-demand.

You can access the online event page from:

  • The confirmation email you receive after registering. Click on “View the event” (September 27 – October 17).
  • The event listing on Eventbrite (September 27 – October 17, and after registering). Click on “Access the event.”

NOTE: You must be logged in with the Eventbrite account you used to register to view the online event page and video.