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.

PHOG Water Cloud Harvesting

Cloud News PHOG Water Cloud Harvesting

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We were recently contacted by the PHOG Water Team, a water sourcing venture that harvests pure water directly from clouds and fog with the missing to expand clean water access worldwide. In the summer of 2013, they successfully tested a …read more…

Cloud Lamp

Cloud News Storm Cloud Lamp

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We recently came across this rather clever – and very expensive – ‘smart’ cloud lamp, made by Richard Clarkson Studios. The description claims that “The Smart cloud is the fully featured unit. Remote, Color changing lights, 2.1 Speakers, motion detection …read more…

Port Eliot Festival

Cloud News Port Eliot Festival: 10 Years since our Inaugural Lecture

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Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, will be speaking at this year’s Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall, UK. It is ten years since he gave ‘The Inaugural Lecture of the Cloud Appreciation Society’ at Port Eliot. As well as being a guide …read more…

Golden Eagle © Arun Padake

Cloud News A Walk In The Clouds

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Following a recent media request, Cloud Appreciation Society member, Arun Padake, agreed to be interviewed for The Times of India about the joys of cloud watching. The image here is of his “Golden Eagle” and you can read the full …read more…

Cloud Lab

Cloud News Operation Cloud Lab: Secrets of the Skies

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The first episode in this BBC2 series (UK) was aired last week and explored clouds from within in one of the world’s largest airships. Felicity Aston was the presenter and you can read her blog about her experience here This …read more…


Cloud News Sun Dogs Spotted over 16th Century Sweden

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We always like to receive a postcard in the office. So it was great to get this one recently from Kim Ter-Horst, Member No 14256, who sent it while on holiday in Sweden. The card shows the earliest surviving painting …read more…


Cloud News NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Cloud watcher Bernard L Reymond recently sent us a link to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. It shows Iridescent clouds over Thamserku and the photographer was Oleg Bartunov. If you click through to the NASA page you will see …read more…