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BIG NEWS! SkyDayProject to be installed on the International Space Station!!
Yes! It's true! We have been green-lighted to install SkyDayProject on the International Space Station and astronauts will be posting their images from the ISS and back here on planet earth too from all over the world! Very exciting!
Throughout September people all around the world are taking part in SkyDayProject and Sky-ku to show they care about our sky and want us to come together to protect it for the benefit of all. Want to take part in SkyDayProject as an individual? Cool! Simply tweet you 'sky only' photos with #skydayproject. Details here Got a group that wants it's own gallery in the mosaic? Its easy! Sign up here Want to try a Sky-ku? Details here
Who is taking part?
Individual participation is truly global and our list of responsible organizations requesting their own gallery in the mosaic is growing every day. It includes The Royal Meteorological Society (London)/The Delaware Contemporary/Adler Planetarium/Mom's Clean Air Force/Lycee Claudel (CA)/Northwestern University/Jeddah Astronomy Society/American Montessori Society/International Planetarium Society/Lycee Francais de Chicago/Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (Philippines)/Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society just to mention a few.
How do you take part?
Posting is done via twitter (Don't have twitter? Sign up for twitter here) Want to participate as an individual? Cool! Simply tweet your 'sky only' photos using #skydayproject Got a group that wants its own gallery in the mosaic? Awesome! Register here
We had our own gallery last year. Do I need to sign up for a new gallery this year?
If you had a gallery last year and want to continue using it then - do nothing! Your gallery is still live and you are good to go. But if you want a new gallery for this year please fill out the form again with a new second hashtag!)
I have a group that wants its own gallery in the mosaic. How many photos do we need to tweet?
You will want to post at least 100 photos to make your gallery looks great. Did you know you can tweet 50 photos in under 5 minutes? It's easy! See this video below.
Are there any rules for taking the sky photos?
Yes! ONE golden rule! Make it ALL about the sky! (Day skies, night skies, clouds, eclipses, moons.... and everything in between). No people, lamp posts, mountains, horizons, trees ...you get the idea! (See our video 'Easy Guidelines for taking SkyDayProject Sky Photos' above!)
How do we view SkyDayProject and find our own gallery in it?
SkyDayProject is live and interactive at skydayproject.org. New photos are arriving all the time. Change how it looks by clicking on the 'Make it Your Own' tab at the top. Find your group simply by typing in its name.
When can I tweet my sky pictures?
How many can I tweet in? As many as you like!
Can my friends join in? Absolutely!
Artist Ben Whitehouse created SkyDay to bring people of all ages together to learn about our sky, how it functions and what it's vulnerabilities are and bring people together in a new spirit of ecological citizenship. He is joined in this effort by NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott, Northwestern University Climate Scientist Daniel Horton, University of Illinois Professor of Atmospheric Science and Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC (a panel that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007!) Don Wuebbles and poet, performer and scientist Sam Illingworth. With the input of talented artists, scientists, parents, educators, writers, child development experts and social scientists we are building SkyDay as an interactive educational platform to offer teachers, parents and kids imaginative lesson plans, inspiring ideas, great articles, innovative projects, forums for discussion and exciting opportunities for international collaboration.
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