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The Wisdom of Clouds
October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn to become a cloudspotter. Learn to read the sky. In this entertaining and revealing talk, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, will show you how to recognize distinctive cloud formations from the common Cumulus to the rare and fleeting ‘fluctus’ cloud. With stunning images sent in from around the world by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin will demonstrate the value of engaging with the sky and show you why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world. Looking up will never be the same again!
With over 46,000 members in 120 countries around the world, the Cloud Appreciation Society exists to unite people who believe that the sky is the most dynamic, evocative and poetic of nature’s displays.
This event is free.
No registration required.
About the Author
Gavin Pretor-Pinney is founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, which has over 46,000 members in 120 countries. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Cloudspotter’s Guide and Cloud Collector’s Handbook. His third book, The Wavewatcher’s Companion, won the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Gavin is a TED Global speaker with over 1.2 million views. He has presented television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 and is a Visiting Fellow at the Meteorology Department of Reading University. He co-founded the Idler, a magazine that argues for the importance of downtime in creative thinking. He has recently published a new illustrated book about the sky called A Cloud A Day.
This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation.