Cloudspotting for Beginners
Presented in partnership with Walking Mountains and the Cloud Appreciation Society
Holly & Buck Elliott generously underwrite the Environmental Awareness series
Cindy Engles generously underwrites the summer season of programming
Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds! The founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society shares the science of clouds and the benefits of cloudspotting through magnificent photography and entertaining stories in this family-friendly program.
This program is an illustrated tour of the sky. Learn how to recognize the many varied and dramatic cloud formations from the fair-weather cotton tufts known as cumulus to the flying-saucer shaped lenticularis and the fleeting cloud undulations called fluctus. In this enlightening and entertaining talk, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, explains why clouds look the way they do, how they reveal the invisible movements of our atmosphere, and why spending a few moments each day with your head in the clouds will help you keep your feet on the ground.
Learn how cloud identification can help you forecast the weather; how a special quality of water explains why clouds feel dynamic, evocative and magical, and how cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world. Looking up will never be the same again!
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