What your artists need from you:
Here’s what your artists need from you to have an awesome Sky Day:
Check out our tips for a successful Sky Day (below)
Devices for taking/uploading sky photos
A safe place to experience the sky and share ideas about how important it is to us all
Adults to help your artists upload their sky photos and document your event in photo and video.
View our SkyDayProject - Let’s go! video prior to heading outside
Check out our Elementary Education Piece to accompany SkyDayProject
Tips for a successful Sky Day!
Sky Days are a Celebration of our dynamic sky and an opportunity to reflect on how precious it is to all of us. Our sky supports all life and protects us from the harshness of space. It is the air we breathe and the water we drink and by wrapping completely around our planet as it does 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.
Request your own free gallery in the mosaic. Having your own gallery is a great way to share their work with family and friends! Sign up for your here.
Provide a good, safe place for your artists to observe and photograph the sky. And be sure to remind everyone NOT to look at the sun!
Have a rain date in mind just in case!
Please send us photos of your event and we’ll post them on our Sky Day Events page. You can see some of our other events there too like our installations on the International Space Station, at the Chicago Botanic Garden and at the Adler. Check it out at SkyDayProject.com/events
Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. All photographers will retain copyright of their work and will receive photo credit.
Who is taking part?
Responsible educational organizations the world over. List
ONE GOLDEN RULE for for taking the sky photos!
Make it ALL ABOUT the sky! Day skies, night skies, clouds, eclipses, moons.... and everything in between but NO pets, lamp posts, mountains, horizons, trees ...just sky! (See our video 'Easy Guidelines for taking SkyDayProject Sky Photos')
How do we upload our photos?
It’s easy! Simply go to SkyDayProject.org, click on the ‘Upload Photos’ button top right and follow the prompts. Format is JPEG only.
How many photos should we post?
Entirely up to you! 60 or more looks really great!
How do we view SkyDayProject and find our own gallery within it?
SkyDayProject is live and interactive at SkyDayProject.org. Change how it looks by clicking on the 'Refine Gallery' button top left. Find your own group in the drop down menu. Learn interesting things about the sky too by clicking on the special icons
Artist Ben Whitehouse founded 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, 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 and poet, performer and scientist Sam Illingworth. 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.