Cloud Appreciation Tour, western US, October 2023
Join the Cloud Appreciation Society at a series of illustrated talks about clouds and the sky in the western United States this October 2023.
Cloudspotting with the Cloud Appreciation Society
Join Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Member 001 and founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, on an illustrated tour of the sky. He will show you how to recognize the many varied and dramatic cloud formations, from the fair-weather cotton tufts known as Cumulus to the flying-saucer shaped lenticularis and the fleeting cloud undulations called fluctus. In this enlightening and entertaining talk, Gavin explains why clouds look the way they do, how the sky has played a cameo role throughout the history of art, how clouds reveal the invisible movements of our atmosphere, and why spending a few moments each day with your head in the clouds helps you keep your feet on the ground. You will learn how cloud identification can help you forecast the weather, how a simple quality of water explains why clouds feel so dynamic, evocative and magical, and why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world. Looking up will never be the same again!
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Event locations and dates
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 7.00pm.
Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, October 14, 2023, 6.30pm.
Douglas County Community Center, Gardnerville, NV