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Discover the Grounds » Cloudspotting with Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Meet London-based author and founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin Pretor-Pinney in this special crash course in cloudspotting! The program will begin with a look at some of the artworks from our permanent collection that prominently feature clouds, with an opportunity for guests to learn the basics of how they form. Concluding the afternoon will be a walk to the Skyspace, where guests can end practicing their skills and enjoying the sky.   

Pretor-Pinney’s blend of tranquil appreciation and hard science have floated his cloud books to the top of bestseller lists. Gavin Pretor-Pinney is a renowned journalist and cofounder of The Idler magazine in England. A former science nerd and a graduate of Oxford University, he has been obsessed with clouds since childhood. His writing has appeared in The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and elsewhere. Based in London and Somerset, Gavin is the founder and chair of The Cloud Appreciation Society. Visit their website at

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Free, registration required. Register online or with Guest Services.

October 19, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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