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'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

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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.

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