be a part of the bigger picture
People all around the world are taking part in SkyDayProject to show they care about our sky and want us to come together to protect it for the benefit of all. So join in! It's free and a great way to make your voice heard while at the same time helping us build an amazing library of sky photos for our free interactive educational platform about the science of all things sky. Want to take part as an individual? Cool! Learn how Got a group that wants it's own gallery in the mosaic? Awesome! Sign up here
Who is taking part?
Responsible individuals and 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 are taking part everyday.
How do you take part?
Posting is done via twitter (Don't have twitter? Sign up for twitter here) Want to participate as an individual? Cool! Learn how
Got a group that wants its own gallery in the mosaic? Awesome! Register here
I have a group that wants its own gallery in the mosaic. How many photos do we need to tweet?
You will want to post at least 100 photos to make your gallery looks great. Did you know you can tweet 50 photos in under 5 minutes? It's easy! See this video below.
Are there any rules for taking the sky photos?
Yes! We have ONE golden rule! Make it ALL about the sky! Day skies, night skies, clouds, eclipses, moons.... and everything in between. But not people, lamp posts, mountains, horizons, trees ...you get the idea! You see the SkyDayProject challenge is to find a spot where you can really experience the sky and where your pictures will be about the sky ONLY - nothing else. (See our video 'Easy Guidelines for taking SkyDayProject Sky Photos' above!)
How do we view SkyDayProject and find our own gallery in it?
SkyDayProject is live and interactive. New photos are arriving all the time and you can change how it looks by clicking on the 'Make it Your Own' tab at the top. If you are participating in a group you can find your group by typing in its name. You can click on any image to enlarge and you can change the number of images you see at a time. You can also filter it by different 'sky states' or moods like this:
Blue Skies - 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?
Go to skydayproject.org here
When can I tweet my sky pictures?
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.
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 bring people together in a new spirit of ecological citizenship. He is joined in this effort by NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott, Northwestern University Climate Scientist Daniel Horton and University of Illinois Professor of Atmospheric Science and Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC (a panel that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007!) Don Wuebbles. 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.
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