Monday, April 02, 2018

The Wisdom of Clouds - event with Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Florey's Books welcomes author Gavin Pretor-Pinney

***Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm-8:30pm***
--At the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.
Tickets are $15 at:

The San Pedro Creek Watershed Coalition is pleased to announce this speaking engagement by Gavin Pretor-Pinney who is on tour from his home in England. He will be here on Tuesday, April 10th at the Pacifica Community Center from 7:00-8:30pm.

Learn to become a cloudspotter. Learn to read the sky. In this entertaining and revealing talk, Gavin Pretor-Pinney will show you how to recognize distinctive cloud formations from the common Cumulus to the rare and fleeting ‘fluctus’ cloud. Showing stunning images from around the world by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin will demonstrate the value of engaging with the sky. You will find out why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world. Looking up will never be the same again!

With over 44,000 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.

Based in the UK, Gavin Pretor-Pinney is author of the bestselling Cloudspotter's Guide and Cloud Collector's Handbook. His third book, The Wave Watcher's Companion, won the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. A TED Global speaker, Gavin has presented television for the BBC and Channel 4, and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading, UK. He is co-founded the Idler, a magazine that argues for the importance of downtime for creativity.

---> Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at

(Image: Cumulus clouds producing crepuscular rays, spotted over North Carolina, US by Shreya Yadav, Cloud Appreciation Society Member 43,990.)

We hope to see you!

***Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm-8:30pm***
--At the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.
Tickets are $15 at:


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