*The NCAR Archives is closed to in-person visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please email archives@ucar.edu for any assistance.*

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Over 100 historic films and audio recordings are now available in OpenSky! Browse the full collection now to hear scientific lectures from the 1960s, view some of the earliest computer generated climate model simulations, watch educational science films, and see historic observations of the sun. You can also explore a new online exhibit that features select films and audio to alongside related documents and photos from the NCAR Archives. 


A woman holding photographic negatives stands next to a microdensitometer--an elbow-height piece of equipment. There is a framed photo of the solar corona on the wall behind the microdensitometer.

Mary Fleming Zirin of the High Altitude Observatory works at the microdensitometer in 1957.

This photo is featured in a new digital archival exhibit on the early history of NCAR.

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The NCAR Archives preserves the institutional history of NCAR|UCAR. The Archives acquires, manages, makes accessible resources documenting the activities undertaken by NCAR|UCAR in the areas of Earth systems science research, technology, education, and community building.

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Visits to the NCAR Archives are by appointment only. If you would like to come to the Archives, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

The Archives are located at the Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO. View directions and a map.