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Cloudspotting for Beginners (St Paul, MN)

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Science Museum of Minnesota

120 West Kellogg Boulevard

Saint Paul, MN 55102

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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!

Introduction by Minnesota Public Radio Climatologist Mark Seeley.

Gavin will be signing his new book, A Cloud A Day, after his talk.

Parking: The museum parking ramp is at the corner of Eagle Parkway and North Chestnut St. It is open until 11 p.m. and accepts all major credit cards. Parking for the event will be $10.

[Image: Crepuscular rays spotted over Butte, Montana by Mark Hayden]

Donation opportunity: This event is free but we welcome donations to help cover event costs. Check us out on our Fundrazr site: https://fundrazr.com/CallingAllCloudLovers?ref=ab_b8H5yd


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