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.


Cloud News Charles Thomson Rees Wilson: The man who made clouds

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An article was posted on the BBC News Scotland website about Charles Thomson Rees Wilson the only Scottish-born physicist ever to have won the Nobel Prize for Physics and who was inspired by the cloud formations he had witnessed on …read more…


Cloud News The Thinker’s Garden

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Cloud Appreciation Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney was recently interviewed for “The Thinker’s Garden” website. It’s a fairly new website featuring articles on the obscure and sublime in alternative culture, history and art. Gavin was happy to contribute his thoughts and …read more…


Cloud News We’ve chosen Cloud of the Month for September

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It is a cloud hat that warns of heavy showers to come. Go to the Cloud of the Month for September…

© Alexander Gerst

Cloud News Clouds Cast Thousand-Mile Shadows into Space

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Geophysicist, Alexander Gerst is currently aboard the International Space Station and from this vantage point, he takes stunning photographs of clouds and their shadows as they stretch to the horizon. Many thanks to Sara Blumenstein for finding and sharing the …read more…

cloud piano © david bowen 2003-2014

Cloud News Cloud Piano

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This cloud piano sculpture/installation was created by David Bowen and was commissioned by L’assaut de la Menuiserie, Saint-Etienne, France. This installation plays the keys of a piano based on the movements and shapes of the clouds. A camera pointed at …read more…

Heart Shaped Cloud Over North Devon

Cloud News Heart Shaped Cloud over North Devon

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Gemma Rapkins, 29 and friend Kiren Ali, 36, were relaxing by a swimming pool in Ebberley, North Devon, UK when they saw this heart shaped cloud drifting overhead. The Western Morning News added a the image and brief account to …read more…

Veins of Heaven © P-M Hedén

Cloud News Veins of Heaven

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On 31st July NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day was entitled “Veins of Heaven” taken by P M Hedén. It shows an exceptional display of noctilucent clouds which were captured earlier in July above the island of Gotland, Sweden. You …read more…