SkyDayProject FAQs

Who is taking part?

Individuals and responsible organizations all over the world like New End (London)/The Delaware Contemporary/Adler Planetarium/Elmhurst Art Museum/Lycee Claudel (CA)/Northwestern University/McNay Art Museum/American Montessori Society/International Planetarium Society/Lycee Francais de Chicago/Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (Philippines)/Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. And more are taking part everyday.

How do we take Part?

It's free.  Posting is done either directly at skydayproject.org or via twitter. Want to participate as an individual?  Cool!  Click here. Got a group that wants its own gallery in the mosaic?  Awesome!  Let us know here

I have a class that wants its own gallery in the mosaic.  How many photos do we need to tweet?

You will want to post at least 50 or so to make your gallery look great. Did you know you can tweet 50 photos in under 10 minutes? It's easy!  Ben's tips for speed tweeting 50 SkyDayProject photos in under 5 minutes!

Are there any rules for tweeting?

We only have ONE golden rule!  Make it ALL about the sky. The SkyDayProject challenge is to find a spot where your pictures will be about the sky ONLY - nothing else.  Any hint of people, lamp posts, mountains, horizons, trees etc. will get weeded out by our filters and will not get into the artwork. (See our easy Guidelines for taking SkyDayProject Sky Photos above!

How do we view SkyDayProject and find our own gallery in it?

SkyDayProject is live an interactive.  Feel free to explore. You might be surprised by what you find!

Blue Skies - can offer amazing transitions of light!  Can you catch them?                                                                                

Clouds - amazing possibilities!

Transitions - Day to night.  Night to day.

Storms - Here's an art challenge. How can you convey the idea of a storm without showing its impact on objects (like trees, people, etc.)

Night time - not easy to do but can be spectacular!

All skies are welcome!  (Why wouldn't they be?)  

How do we see SkyDayProject?

SkyDayProject is available for viewing on-line here  (at skydayproject.org) 

When can I tweet my sky pictures?   Right now!  So what are you waiting for? 

How many can I tweet in?  As many as you like!  

Can my friends join in? Absolutely! The more people who take part the more beautiful and meaningful SkyDayProject will be. 

Our Organization
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 come together across cultures and borders in a new spirit of ecological citizenship.  He is joined in this effort by NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott and Northwestern University climate scientist Daniel Horton.  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. 

Connect

And please follow us on social media where you can hear news about our crowd sourced interactive learning platform and our Sky Team. We'll share articles too about cool studies, research on our changing climate, brilliant ideas, exciting events and awesome citizens.  For pictures and inspiration please follow us on Instagram.  For news and SkyDayProject updates check us out on Twitter and Facebook.  

Talking of the Adler Planetarium, Annie Vedder and her team created a beautiful installation last year over Sky Day weekend (September 21-23, 2017)

 

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