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 spoke at Google Zeitgeist in Arizona, US. Other speakers at the event included presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as rapper Snoop Dogg. Gavin’s talk incorporated stunning cloud photographs by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society, who had kindly agreed for them to be shown.

If you would like to have a cloudspotting talk at your organisation, Gavin is represented by ATG Chartwell speaker’s agency.

UAE Rain Enhancing Research

Cloud News UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science

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The UAE is offering grants for research programmes into enhancing the yield from rain clouds. Anyone interested in applying for a grant would need to supply an online proposal by 16th March 2015. For full details please visit the UAE …read more…

Clouds on CBS Evening News

Cloud News CBS Evening News

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This week, Mark Philips, a reporter for CBS Evening News in the US, visited us for a bit of cloudspotting. Here is his report:

Jazz Coathup © Paul Coathup

Cloud News Cloud Cat…

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This is a photograph of Cloud Appreciation Society member 30943, Jazz Coathup. It was sent by her owner and companion Paul Coathup who says “this photo is slightly unusual in that she is lifting her head skywards, more often than …read more…

Suffolk Sky © Sarah Lucy Brown

Cloud News Suffolk Skies

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Cloud enthusiast, Tim Oxton, recently sent us this story he saw on the EADT24 website. On 28 January the sky was blue and beautiful over Framlingham, Suffolk. But within minutes photographer Sarah Lucy Brown had captured a dramatic change in …read more…

A microburst has been caught on camera north-east of Roma in Queensland. © Peter Thompson

Cloud News ‘Rain Bomb’ dropping from sky in Queensland’s southern inland

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ABC Online recently sent us a link to a story featured on their website. This image was captured by Peter Thompson who described it as a “water bomb falling”. The story goes on to explain that the Bureau of Meteorology …read more…


Cloud News What are Cloud Streets?

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Cloud Appreciator, Helen Leavy, recently sent us this link to a very interesting article from Earth Sky. It explains what Cloud Streets are and how they are formed using diagrams and satellite images such as the one shown here that …read more…

Scotland © Ian Loxley

Cloud News Nature and Human Life E-Magazine

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The Nature and Human Life E-Magazine recently featured a photograph taken by the Cloud Appreciation Society Gallery Editor, Ian Loxley on their front page. The magazine is the first e-Academic Magazine focusing on Environmental Humanities in China. It is non-profit …read more…