Meteorology – Introduction to

Would you like a better understanding of weather? This is  a structured, taught course for the beginner. It aims to be interesting, fun and applied to the air you breathe.

Group leader: Steve Millar at scmu3a@gmail.com . Please contact me if you want to know more about this course.

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For reference: This is the unchanged text of the introductory leaflet from 2019 – it will be revised as and when things are clearer for the 2020-21 U3A year.

Welcome to the Alton U3A “Introduction to Meteorology” group.

Would you like a better understanding of the weather?

This is a structured, taught course for the beginner. It is a progressive course; we will go from the broad scale to the small scale. The course aims to be interesting, fun – and applied to the air you breathe.

If you’re a physicist, a physical geographer, an experienced sailor or, especially, a glider pilot, this course will be far too easy for you . . .

We’ll meet once a month or so for two hours at Alton Community Centre. Each session will be divided into two parts, with a break in the middle.

Dates:

Our sessions are on these Tuesday afternoons in 2019-20 (from the Blue Book): Sep 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec:10th, Jan 14th, Feb 11th, Mar 10th and 31st, and May 12th. Please check which room we are in on the Room Board, by Reception, when you arrive.

Things to do:

Get into the habit of looking at (not listening to) a weather forecast each day, if possible.

You might like, if you haven’t already, to adopt a pet pot plant. If you are “good” with plants a rare orchid will be a sound choice. If you are not “good” with plants, I would opt for a cactus.

Please look at the sky before you arrive at the Community Centre.

In the break in the middle there should be time for refreshments and for another look at the sky.

At the end of the session, when leaving the Community Centre, look at the sky again.

For more information, contact Steve at: scmu3a@gmail.com                   Enjoy.