Follow this link to skip to the main content
Follow this link to skip to the main content
NASA Logo - Jet Propulsion Laboratory Follow this link to skip to the main content    + View the NASA Portal

JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars & Galaxies Technology
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Images Multimedia News Missions Public Services Kids Education About JPL
Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Caltech Jet Propulsion Lab CalTech skip navigation
Spacer Spacer
Upper-left corner   Upper-right corner Spacer
  EVENTS
Dot For information on JPL tours and the speakers bureau, visit our PUBLIC SERVICES site.

Dot The Solar System Ambassador Program sponsors events in communities around the country. Find out how to become a volunteer Solar System Ambassador.

 
Spacer
Spacer Topic - Atmospheric Sciences and Research

'Cirrus at Sunset' Graeme Stephens Earth Galileo

Looking at Clouds from Both Sides: Clouds in Art and Science

Presented by Dr. Graeme L. Stephens
CloudSat Mission Principal Investigator


RealPlayer (with caption): "Looking at Clouds" Archived Webcast.  Video Icon

RealPlayer (without caption): "Looking at Clouds" Archived Webcast.  Video Icon


If you don't have RealPlayer,
you can download the free RealPlayer 8 Basic.
 
Thursday, October 13 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, October 14 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

On a December evening in 1802, Luke Howard presented his ideas about the naming of clouds to a small gathering of select intellectuals. Howard's lecture that evening was titled "On the modification of clouds" and was a most historic lecture for many reasons. It heralded the era of meteorology as we know it today, a previously unacknowledged area of natural science recognizing that clouds are really entities that deserve serious scientific enquiry. This talk describes cloud research in the context of other human activities, notably art and literature, and reflects on the study of clouds in the modern science of meteorology. First results from a NASA satellite mission to be launched in May 2005, CloudSat, will show views of clouds as never seen before.

To learn more about the CloudSat mission click here.

Bottom-left corner   Bottom-right corner  
Privacy / Copyrights FAQ Contact JPL Sitemap
Link to www.usa.gov   View NASA Home Page
Site Manager:
Webmasters:
  Susan Watanabe
Tony Greicius, Martin Perez