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I e-mailed Gavin Pretor-Pinney about the programme and he tells me that for those who missed it,  it can be viewed at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00k99th/Cloudspotting/

until next Sunday.

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Date: 2009-05-05 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artela.livejournal.com
I know.
I watched it yesterday evening.
What a lovely programme (even if a bit "science-lite" for my tastes) :-)

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Date: 2009-05-06 09:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackberry44.livejournal.com
Glad you enjoyed it.

It was probably because it was a bit "science-lite" that I liked it so much.

If the web-site had been very technical and dry, I would probably never have bothered with it, but finding all those lovely photographs, paintings and poetry about something I've loved and been interested in all my life made it a must for me.

I've been interested in clouds since I was 6 years old and living in Nigeria where we rarely had clouds. I wasn't educated at all, but my parents bought me some encyclopaedias and I read my way through them. At 7 I could deliver a lecture on cloud formation and types to my parents and any bemused guests unlucky enough to be around.

I've always loved to be in places where there is a lot of sky, like East Anglia and Northumberland and the seaside almost anywhere. I watch the sky constantly and take a lot of photographs of clouds; I have tried drawing and painting them, but I don't work quickly enough and photographs don't really convey their presence.

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