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Cloudspotting for Beginners (La Crosse, WI)

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NEW LOCATION: Student Union Bluffs Ballroom, 2nd floor

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

521 East Ave North

La Crosse, WI 54601

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Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, takes you on an illustrated tour of the sky. In this enlightening and entertaining talk, he shows how to recognize many of the varied and beautiful cloud formations, from the fair-weather cotton tufts of Cumulus to the UFO shapes of lenticularis clouds and the surreal undulations of fluctus clouds. He explains why clouds look the way they do and how they reveal the invisible movements of our atmosphere. You will learn why clouds are the most evocative and poetic aspect of nature, how cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world, and why spending a few moments each day with your head in the clouds will help you keep your feet on the ground. Looking up will never be the same again!

Cloudspotting for Beginners in La Crosse is sponsored by the Cloud Appreciation Society, La Crosse Regional Airport, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, and River City Airlines.

FAQs:

If the event is free, why do I need a ticket?
The auditorium is limited to 400 seats, and we expect a good crowd.
Should I cancel my ticket if I can't come?
Yes, please! This will free up a seat for someone else!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please! This will ensure that everyone who has a ticket gets a seat. No problem--just register for one or more of the public tickets.

What if the student tickets are gone?

No problem--just register for one or more of the "public" tickets.

Where can I park?
Free visitor parking is available in the parking ramp (entrance on Farwell St.), northwest of the student union. Please park on levels 1, 2, or 3. Be advised that the nearby lots all require a parking pass, even on Sunday evening.
How do I go from the parking ramp to the student union Bluffs Ballroom?
Walk south out of the parking ramp to Farwell St.; turn left (east) and walk about a block's distance to the north entrance of the student union on your right. Enter, pass the information desk on your left, turn left to the elevators; once on the second floor, turn 180 degrees left toward the Bluffs Ballroom, which is on the west end of the building. Or take any stairway.
Will Gavin Pretor-Pinney's books be available at the talk?
Yes, we expect to have books, and he'll be happy to sign any of his books.

Image: Fluctus clouds over the Green Mountains, Vermont, US, spotted by Keith Edmunds (Member 41,937)

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NEW LOCATION: Student Union Bluffs Ballroom, 2nd floor

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

521 East Ave North

La Crosse, WI 54601

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