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Subscriptions for Existing Members

Members of the Cloud Appreciation Society have been telling us they want to hear more from the Society – more about the science and culture of the sky and more about how to identify the different cloud formations. And that is why we have launched our Cloud-a-Day email service.

Here you can find out about subscribing to a Cloud a Day, and the benefits that come with it. We also have information on how you can help the Society grow and develop by becoming a Supporting Member.

All our original members, whether or not they choose to take up a subscription, continue to have full access to the website and to receive our Somewhat Occasional Cloud Newsletters.

Our Cloud-A-Day Service

We’ve always said that spending a moment each day with your head in the clouds will have a profound effect on your wellbeing. That is why we started our Cloud a Day email. Each day, you’ll receive a cloud in your inbox. Sometimes it’s a photograph of an amazing formation by one of our members. Sometimes, a tiny 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.

Monday's cloud
Monday's cloud
Tuesday's cloud
Tuesday's cloud
Wednesday's cloud
Wednesday's cloud
Thursday’s cloud, and on they float...

Become a Supporting Member

As a Supporting Member of the Cloud Appreciation Society you will be helping our community grow and spread an appreciation of the sky around the world. We are planning, for instance, to enable translations within the website, which will open up the Society to many more cultures. The sky is the most unifying and universal parts of Nature and strongly we believe that an appreciation of it can bring people together.

By becoming a Supporting Member, you will also be helping us to expand our participation in schools and adult education.

In addition to everything other members receive, our Supporting Members also have free access to all the cloudspotting video courses that we are currently developing, as well as free entry to any streaming services that we are able to set up for Society conferences and 15% off everything on our Cloud Shop.

Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s TED Talk about the value of cloudspotting.

Jim Hamann Roll Cloud

A volutus, or roll cloud, arrives ahead of a Cumulonimbus storm, spotted by Jim Hamann over Wapello County, Iowa, US.

Your membership will help us inspire young cloudspotters

5% of our membership fees in 2021 will go to helping teachers around the world encourage a greater appreciation and understanding of clouds. We will be mailing out a ‘Cloud Appreciation Pack’ to any school or homeschool family for free. These survival kits for the imagination will encourage children to be more aware of the beauty of the sky, to find calm and emotional resilience as they understand how clouds work – in short, to keep looking up.

Find our more about our 2021 Cloud Appreciation Pack project…

Subscriptions for Existing Members

If you are already a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, you can take out one of our subscriptions.

1) Login as an Original Member

You need to login as an Original Member to be able to take out Cloud-a-Day subscription or become a Supporting Member without being charged a sign-up fee. Use your membership email and if you don’t have a password get a new one issued. (If you’ve changed your email since you first joined, please get in touch to update your membership info.)

2) Add a subscription to your shopping basket

  • Subscribe to a Cloud A Day
  • • Receive our Cloud-a-Day email service every day
  • • Get 10% off everything in the Cloud Shop
  • • Member login to our Cloud-a-Day app
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  • Become a Supporting Member
  • • Receive our Cloud-a-Day email service every day
  • • Get 15% off everything in the Cloud Shop
  • • Member login to our Cloud-a-Day app
  • • You will be helping the Society grow and expand the understanding and appreciation of our atmosphere around the world
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3) Go to Checkout

One you have added the subscription to your basket, you just need to checkout.