The gift membership includes a year’s subscription beginning Christmas Day.
No email will be sent to the member before then.
This is a one-off purchase by you – no automatic renewals.
When the year of gift membership comes to an end, you can choose to gift another year or the member can choose to take on their own membership subscription.
The Christmas Day welcome email will contain the gift message you enter on the form below.
Our Cloud a Day email service will begin on Christmas Day.
We will send the Member Pack, wrapped with a ribbon, to the delivery address you specify a checkout. Have it sent to you, or direct to the new member and we will add a ‘Do not open until Christmas sticker’.
The member pack includes a certificate with the member’s name, an enamel membership badge, our Cloud Selector identification wheel and your gift message.
Use the checkbox on the membership form below to add our Cloud Calendar 2019 to your order for half price!
We will package the gift membership and calendar together and send them to the delivery address you enter on the checkout page.
$25.58 for 1 year and a $14.62 sign-up fee
$46.77 for 1 year and a $14.62 sign-up fee
Society membership isn’t just a digital thing. Every member receives pack in the post, which contains a beautiful enamel membership badge as well as a certificate with the member’s name and Membership Number. Everyone loves to be a number, right? The certificate says that the member will “henceforth seek to persuade all who’ll listen of the wonder and beauty of clouds”. The pack also contains one of our fantastic ‘Cloud Selector’ identification wheels. Turn the dials to see the reference images and information and learn to recognise 20 different cloud formations.
We’ve always argued that a moment each day with your head in the clouds has a profound effect on your wellbeing. That’s why we send our subscribing members a cloud each day. Members receive a cloud by email each morning: sometimes it’s a photograph of an amazing formation by one of our members, sometimes, a super-short piece of cloud science. We might send an inspiring sky quotation or a detail from a classic piece of cloud art. Each day it’s different and takes no longer than 30 seconds to read. And our Cloud-a-Day email is never, ever about selling stuff.
Subscribing members of the Cloud Appreciation Society automatically receive 10% off everything on our Cloud Shop. They will also receive discounts off the cloudspotting video courses we have in production, as well as our forthcoming web conference.
We send it once a month, or thereabouts, and it’s packed with breaking cloud news from around the world – breaking news of the aimless, carefree pastime of gazing at clouds…
Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s TED Talk on the value of cloudspotting.
We donate 5% of all our membership fees to a fantastic project in the highlands of Guatemala that ‘harvests’ mountain fog. Run by a Canadian non-profit called FogQuest, the project uses simple technology to turn the abundant fog of the region into fresh drinking water needed by the local communities.