Blinded By Science: October 3

By Roxann Elliott

The local weather report is about to get a little less frustrating. NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder developed a new model for forecasting severe weather events, called the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model. The new system will allow forecasters to better pinpoint potentially hazardous events such as heavy snowfall and tornadoes.

Boulder residents have a chance to see a complete lunar eclipse during the wee hours of the morning Wednesday, October 8. Weather permitting,  amateur astronomers should be able to see the eclipse beginning around 3 a.m. If you need your sleep, Fiske Planetarium will hold a viewing for the partial solar eclipse on October 23.

If you have kids with a nose for learning, CU’s Science Discovery program is conducting an informational program called “The Science of Smell” on October 7 at 7 p.m. in the Math Building Auditorium. Dr. Richard Axel will teach kids about the human olfactory system and what allows us them differentiate between 10,000 unique scents.

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