Explore an augmented reality sandbox, identify the concepts of watersheds, look (safely) at the sun, engage with infrared cameras... and more!
The Mobile Earth + Space Observatory (MESO) and their enthusiastic scientist-educators provide immersive science experiences for participants to get their hands and minds directly on authentic science concepts like weather, climate, astronomy and renewable energy. These learning opportunities happen at the MESO vehicle, as well as in the adjacent tents bursting with science experiences.
All ages welcome, no registration required.
Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.
Using an augmented reality sandbox, visitors will create their own topography and identify and explore the concepts of watersheds. They will explore the mountains and valleys of our unique headwater state interacting with a high quality hands-on relief map. Or discover the spectroscopy tent while wearing diffraction glasses, to bring alive the gas spectrum tubes and incandescent light and explore the nature of color. Consider sources of visible and non-visible light along the electromagnetic spectrum. Engage with infrared cameras, consider the relationship of light and heat, and discover different materials which can or cannot pass visible and infrared light.