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Apr 12, 2023

I was recently reading the March/April 2023 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the “Scope on the Skies” column, written by Bob Riddle.  He wrote an article entitled, “Castles in the Sky.”

Bob jokingly talks about people suffering from Pareidolia, a human condition that has us seeing familiar patterns or images as we look around us.  This, of course, is not a serious condition, but helps to explain the things we see when looking at puffy cumulus clouds.  This provided a lead into the citizen science project of studying clouds using the GLOBE Observer app, provided by the GLOBE Program.  To learn more about the GLOBE Observer app, visit:

https://observer.globe.gov