Be a part of the bigger picture
“I want to share my own story of how fun Sky Day has been. My daughter just HAD to take pictures of the clouds at sunset a few days ago, so we worked on getting it just so, and I told her I'd upload them for Sky Day. Since then, she's constantly looking up for cool things, and so am I!”
- Sarah Cole, CEO, Glazer Children’s Museum
Sky Day Project is suitable for students of any age and an inspiring way to build a new community of learners and promote ecological citizenship. While most schools take part on and around Sky Day (September 20) the project is on-going and you can take part anytime that works for you. We began the project just before Sky Day 2017 and saw amazing participation worldwide. List. For Sky Day 2019 we have a three day event at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium and installations at art museums, children’s museums and science organizations elsewhere. Last year we even installed Sky Day Project on the International Space Station with astros taking part from the other side of our magnificent sky!
Sky Day Project can be viewed on any device at skydayproject.org so its easy to share your students amazing work with family and friends. Got a group that wants it's own gallery in the mosaic? Awesome! Sign up for your free gallery here
Here are some useful toolkits for teachers:
Sky Day Project FAQS
Who is taking part?
Responsible educational organizations worldwide List
Can we only take part on Sky Day September 20?
Sky Day Project is open all year round and you can take part any time.
Any rules for taking the photos?
Yes! Make your photo ALL about the sky! (Day skies, night skies, clouds, eclipses, moons.... and everything in between). No people, lamp posts, mountains, horizons, trees ...you get the idea! (See our video 'Easy Guidelines for taking Sky Day Project Sky Photos' —->) Photos must be JPEG format
How do we view Sky Day Project and find our own gallery in it?
Sky Day Project is live and interactive at skydayproject.org. New photos are arriving all the time. Change how it looks by clicking on the 'Refine Gallery' button top left. Find your group in the drop down menu.
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, 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.
Sky Day Project is brought to you by Only One Sky, NFP