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.

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Cloudspotting in Arizona

Earlier this year, 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.



Portrait of Dr Thomas Sheridan

Cloud News A New Simile for The Ladies by Sheridan

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There are may ways of engaging with the sky, and when we are in the mood for sweeping generalisations it can feel as if there is a ‘male’ approach to the sky, involving nerdy cloud classifications, weather forecasting, and the …read more…


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Cloud News Head, heart, and soul in the Clouds

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Katherine Meadowcroft recently sent us a link to her blog “Humble, All Too Humble” and her recent post “Head, heart and soul in the Clouds”. It is an article exploring the appreciation of clouds in art and is beautifully written… …read more…


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Cloud News Create Your Own Near Space Mission!

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Thanks to H Brown for sending us the link to SentIntoSpace.com. Here you will find everything you need to capture your own beautiful images of the thin blue line of the atmosphere and the blackness of space. To find out …read more…


Grand Canyon filling with clouds

Cloud News Clouds Filling up the Grand Canyon

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Thanks to Sherry Palmer for telling us about this item on the National Public Radio website. The video shows a rare total cloud inversion which took place in the Grand Canyon on Thursday, 11th December, filling the huge void with …read more…


The blue plaque outside 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham, London

Cloud News Help save the London home of Luke Howard

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We wholeheartedly support the campaign by the Tottenham Civic Society to save 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham, London, which is a Grade II Listed building in a state of severe dereliction and in danger of falling down. Once a fine Georgian …read more…


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Cloud News Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas

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Thanks go to Cloud Appreciation Society members Laurence Green and Bernard L Reymond who both sent us the link to this amazing image that appeared on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. The picture was taken by Eric Nguyen in …read more…


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Cloud News Cloudsform Music

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Cloudsform is an ambient musician strongly inspired by clouds. He is working on a new album right now and his next song could be inspired by your photography of clouds. All you have to do is to tag your photo …read more…