No matter where you are in the world sunsets have to be one of the most awesome light shows on earth. But let's face it, in today's world it isn't easy finding somewhere you can fully experience them. And that's the Sunset Challenge.
Find somewhere you can really see a sunset and share it with the world. Take a picture of it and make it your own. No-one sees the sky quite like you do. Just make sure your photos are all about the sky (because anything else will be weeded out by our filters and won't get in. Check out our video "Easy Guidelines for Taking Sky Day Project Photos"). Then simply tweet your photo to #SkyDayProject #SunsetChallenge making sure your tweet has BOTH tags.
Now you can see your photos exhibited on-line as part of the amazing Sky Day Project. Ben will post some of his favorites on our home page. Maybe yours will be one of them!
Show you care about our sky and want us to come together across cultures and borders to protect it for the benefit of all.
What is Sky Day Project?
Sky Day Project is an interactive educational platform designed to bring us together to and promote a new level of ecological citizenship.
How do we participate?
School and groups all over the world are invited. First register here and we will email you your TWO hashtags for tweeting your photos. Then take a few moments to look up at our sky and reflect on how beautiful it is - beautiful not just to look at but beautiful in the way it supports all life and protects us from the harshness of space. We asked them to think about how it isn't something just way up there but something all around us, within us and without us. How it is the air we breathe and the water we drink and how by wrapping completely around the planet our sky connects us all as one global family, living and breathing under one shared sky. And how it only stands to reason we should take great care of it for each other. Then we invited people to use their creativity to show they care about our sky and can be counted among those who want us all to come together across cultures and borders to protect our sky for the benefit of all.
Who is taking part?
Thousands of responsible citizens from all over the world! Like New End School (London)/The Delaware Contemporary/Adler Planetarium/Mom's Clean Air Force/Lycee Claudel (CA)/Northwestern University/Jeddah Astronomy Society/American Montessori Society/Lycee Francais de Chicago/Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (Philippines)/Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, just to name a few.
Sky Day Project is interactive You can filter it by 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. 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! It can also be filtered by Country and by School/Group
Then tweet your sky photos with BOTH your hashtags assigned to your group. This is also important! BOTH hashtags are needed to get into Sky Day Project 2017 (New to twitter? Signing up is quick, free and tweeting your photos is really easy).
How do we see Sky Day Project ?
When can I tweet my sky pictures? Now! So what are you waiting for ?
How many can I tweet in? Tweet as many as you like!
Can my friends join in? Absolutely!
Artist Ben Whitehouse created Only One Sky to bring people of all ages together to care about our sky, learn about 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 Only One Sky 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.
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.