Sky Day Project is a global citizen artwork in support of a better and more intelligent relationship to climate and sky. Every photo sent is a shout out to the world that the time is NOW to come together across cultures and borders to protect our sky for the benefit of all.
Take a good look at our sky. It is beautiful, of course, but not just to look at. It is beautiful in the way it supports all life and protects us from the harshness of space. And it isn't just something way up there above us but something all around us, within us and without us. It is the air we breathe and the water we drink. And by wrapping completely around the planet it is beautiful in the way it 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.
So, join us. Use your creativity and your vision to document the sky's dynamic changes around you while you reflect on what the sky means to you and to all of us. Make it your own. No-one sees the sky quite like you do. Lend your creative voice to those calling for a better and more wise relationship to climate and environment. Participation is free, quick and easy to do. Want to take part as an individual? Cool! Click here. Want to take part as a school or group with your own gallery? Awesome! Sign up here.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a camera and join in!
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.
How do we take Part?
As an individual? Cool! - Click here. Want to take part as a school or group? Awesome! Register here and we will email you two special hashtags for tweeting your sky photos. You can tweet 50 photos in under 10 minutes. (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!)
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.
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.