To encourage the elderly people to adopt a more active outdoor lifestyle and to appreciate the weather around them, the Hong Kong Observatory and the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) jointly organized two Cloud Appreciation Workshops at the SCHSA and the Observatory Headquarters on 10 and 27 May respectively. The activities echoed the theme of the World Meteorological Day 2017 on “Understanding Clouds” to promote cloud observation knowledge. Responses to the events were overwhelming, with more than 120 senior citizens taking part.
At the workshops, the Observatory staff introduced different classifications of clouds and some observation techniques, while veteran photographers Mr Man Kam-hoo and Mr Tin Chun-fook shared their experience in taking photos of clouds and other weather phenomena.
Mr Ng Tak-leung, Senior Scientific Assistant of the Hong Kong Observatory, introducing cloud observation techniques
Veteran photographer Mr Tin Chun-fook sharing his experience in taking photos of clouds and other weather phenomena
Participants of the second Cloud Appreciation Workshop taking a group photo at the Observatory Headquarters