Peter McLeish - Red Sprites

The Historic Search for Red Sprites

The Historic Search for Red Sprites

Peter McLeish, who is currently showing his Red Sprites exhibition at Visual Voice Gallery, has written extensively about the fascinating phenomenon of transient luminous events (TLE). “Red sprites” are upper atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms that have only recently been documented using low level television.

We are pleased to share three of his papers with you – enjoy!

Leonardo cover

The Historic Search for Red Sprites:
Art Meets Science in Lightning’s Angels

by Peter McLeish

Vol. 38, No. 2,
pp. 109–113, 2005

the weather club cover


High Art

by Peter McLeish

theWeather Club
Royal Meteorological Society
pp. 56–59, 2012


Art, Science, Space and an Atmospheric Phenomenon Named Red Sprites

Peter McLeish, Dr. Walter A. Lyons

7th Workshop on Space and the Arts
ESA, IAA, Leonardo/OLATS, OURS Foundation

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