Become a citizen artist! Join people all around the world by photographing the sky - and it's dynamic changes - and then tweeting your photos in to SkyDayProject. When you do you will be helping build an extraordinary citizen artwork AND helping build a library of sky photos worldwide that will form the basis of an interactive educational platform about the science of all things sky. SkyDayProject is already interactive. Within it you can find your group, click on any sky photo to enlarge it for better viewing (including yours!) and filter it by country, moods ('sky states') and by number of images. Very soon we will start linking imaginative educational content to it on the science of all things sky like this video for middle schoolers - Why is the sky blue? by Peter Puleo. Peter is currently a student of Daniel Horton's in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University - one of the great schools we are partnering with to create videos and texts for us on a range of sky related subjects.
So join in! Its free 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 on the mosaic? 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. Did you know you can tweet 50 photos in under 10 minutes? It's easy! But remember to make your photographs 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. (Photo taking guidelines below!)
SkyDayProject 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 SkyDayProject?
SkyDayProject is available for viewing on-line here (or 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.
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.