‘Something in Common’ with the Los Angeles Public Library

The Cloud Appreciation Society is featured in an exhibition at the Los Angeles Public Library called Something in Common, which features societies and organisations around the world that bring people together for all the good stuff that comes with community.

Organised by Todd Lerew (Member 47,655), Library Foundation’s Director of Special Projects, the show includes in the CAS exhibit a changing display of the Cloud-a-Day that we send out to our subscribing members. It also features the story of how members of the Cloud Appreciation Society came together in 2017 to persuade the World Meteorological Organisation to accept the asperitas cloud as a new official classification, which led to it becoming the first new cloud type to be recognised since the 1950s. There’s a stunning projection of an asperitas time-lapse kindly contributed by storm chaser extraordinaire Mike Olbinski (Member 045). (Mike refers in his video to the cloud with the slightly different name ‘asperatus’, which is what we’d originally proposed for it before it became official.)

Something in Common is showing in the Getty Gallery of the Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, US until November 6th.

All photographs © Ian Byers-Gamber

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