Sky Day Project is a global citizen artwork and everyone is invited to take part. 

Sky Day Project is creative opportunity for us to come together across cultures and borders to connect to our shared sky - and to each other - in a spirit of caring, learning and ecological citizenship. 

Sky Day Project is a meditation on how beautiful our shared sky is.  From dawn to dusk and throughout the night our sky is a dynamic and constantly evolving experience. It has to be one of the greatest shows on earth! And all you have to do is look up.  But it isn't just beautiful to look at but beautiful in the way it supports all life and protects us from the harshness of space. It is precious resource to all of us in that way. 

Sky Day Project is a chance to remember that we live in close proximity to our sky.  Our sky isn't something just high up above our heads but something all around us. Within us and without us.  It is the air we breathe and the water we drink. 

And Sky Day Project is a time to reflect on how our sky connects us all as one global family, living and breathing under one, shared sky. It only stands to reason we should take great care of it for each other.

How does partcipation work?

First, decide if you want to take part as an individual or if you have a group that would like its own gallery in Sky Day Project.   

Want to take part as an individual  Cool! It's as easy as tweeting your sky photos to BOTH tags #SkyDayProject #LookUp

Want to take part as a school or group with your own Sky Day Project gallery?  Awesome!  You will need to sign up with us first using this Group Sign Up Form and and we will email you your group's two special hashtags. 

Next, grab a phone (or any device with a camera) and find a place where you can really experience our sky!  Use your creativity and your vision to document it's dynamic changes while you reflect on what our sky means to you. Make it your own! No-one sees the sky quite like you do. Just remember our three golden rules:

  • Golden Rule #1 - Sky Day Project is all about the sky - NOTHING else.  The Sky Day Project challenge is to take yourself somewhere where you can photograph just sky. (not so easy nowadays)  Clouds?  Yes!  Birds in the sky? Cool!  Sun, moon and stars? You bet!  But pictures with twigs, lamp posts, buildings, people... etc., these will get snagged in our filters and won't get in :( 

  • Golden Rule #2 Remember to use BOTH hashtags or your fab photos - either #SkyDayProject #LookUp if you are taking part as an individual or using the two special hashtags we have assigned to your group

  • Golden Rule #3  Have a great time doing it :)  

Then simply tweet your sky photos via twitter and in so doing lend your creative voice to those calling for a better and more wise relationship to climate and environment. 

Questions?  Check out our FAQ's below: 

So what are you waiting for? Get out there! 



 

Sky Day Project FAQs

Who is taking part?

Individuals and responsible organizations all over the world like New End(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. And more people are joining in everyday.

Do I have to use twitter?

Yes. Posting to Sky Day Project can only be done via twitter.  If you are new to twitter it is free and easy to use.  Sign up for twitter here.  If you are a group leader you will be glad to know that anyone you give your group's two special tags to can post to your group via their twitter account anytime anywhere 24/7.  Also you people have found they can tweet 50 photos in under 10 minutes if they organized! (Tweeting tips below) It's easy. 

But remember to make your photographs all about the sky. The Sky Day Project 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. (Photo taking guidelines below too!)

Ben's tip - How to quick tweet 50 sky pics in under 5 mintues!.jpg

Sky Day Project is live an interactive.  Photos can be filtered by different sky 'states'.

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 Sky Day Project?

Sky Day Project is available for viewing on-line here (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 Sky Day Project will be. 

Our Organization
Artist Ben Whitehouse created Sky Day 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 Sky Day 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 Sky Day Project updates check us out on Twitter and Facebook.  

 
 

Sky Day Project is brought to you by Only One Sky