Cloud Lovers, Unite!

At The Cloud Appreciation Society we love clouds, we’re not ashamed to say it and we’ve had enough of people moaning about them. Read our manifesto and see how we are fighting the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking’. If you agree with what we stand for, then join the society for a minimal one-off postage and administration fee and receive your very own official membership certificate and badge.


Cloudspotting in Arizona

Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, recently gave this 15-minute talk at a Google event in Arizona, US. He was very grateful to the society members who agreed for their image to be shown on the huge, 100ft, screen. The event, known as Zeitgeist, was to an audience of Google’s invited guests. Other speakers at the event included former US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton – as well as rapper Snoop Dogg. They, along with half of Silicon Valley, have at last been educated in the fine art of cloudspotting.

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Cloud News Cloud Shaped House

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We recently came across this on the Something Amazing Blogspot. The unusual wooden cabin designed by Bruit du Frigo looks like a white cloud and serves as an art installation and shelter for up to seven people. Travelers can reserve …read more…


Cloud News Every Cloud

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“Every Cloud” has been created by Joseph Perry and is part of his ongoing Typology series, which sees historical scientific data re-imagined into contemporary geometric charts. It celebrates the work of Luke Howard, the amateur meteorologist who brought order to …read more…

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Cloud News Heilan’ Ways Symposium

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Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, will be speaking at this symposium in the Scottish Highlands, which is themed this year on ‘Perceptions of Exploration’. Although there are no tickets left for the day of hosted walks (Friday 14 Oct), they are …read more…


Cloud News We’ve Chosen the Cloud of The Month for October

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Sometimes when you want to see something unusual in the sky, you need to look in the opposite direction to everyone else. Go to Cloud of The Month for October…


Cloud News Help NASA do #SkyScience

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We were recently contacted by NASA who wanted us to share their press release inviting members of the public to join #SkyScience Cloud Study… “NASA is inviting people around the globe to step outside during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, …read more…

Credit - Gary McArthur, Location: Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Cloud News Out of thin air: is this the world’s newest type of cloud?

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Society Founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney was recently interviewed by online magazine, The Verge, about his quest for recognition of the cloud undulatus asperatus. “Ten years ago, Gavin Pretor-Pinney decided to rebrand clouds, or what he likes to refer to as the …read more…


Cloud News Wolkenschauen Exhibition

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There is an exhibition of 23 artists working with clouds taking place in Passau on the German/Austrian border. It is entitled “Wolkenschauen” which means cloudspotting. It is running until 12th October 2014 at the Kunstverein Gallary, Passau and and cointinues …read more…