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Watching clouds may be the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world, according to Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Pretor-Pinney will speak about clouds from both a scientific and artistic perspective on Tuesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in Moore Auditorium.

Pretor-Pinney is the author of The Cloudspotter’s Guide and The Cloud Collector’s Handbook, which illustrate how seemingly mundane phenomena like water vapor in the sky reveal the complex vectors that connect the natural wonders around us. He founded the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2004, which now has more than 49,000 members worldwide.

There will be a book signing following the talk. Wisdom of Clouds is open to the public and free of charge. After this entertaining and informative talk, you may never see the sky the same way again!

This event is part of Schoodic Institute’s Tuesday Night Speaker Series that connects science with the arts and is made possible by a generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Pretor-Pinney will be speaking with local students during the day, and a cloud-themed pastel painting workshop is being offered by Maine artist Tom Curry on October 7-8. For further information about the workshop or campus lodging, call Megan Moshier at 288-1310.