“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
What is SkyDayProject?
SkyDayProject is a citizen art project for all ages in which people post sky photos from all over the world to show they care about our sky and want us to come together to protect it for the benefit of all. You can view SkyDayProject on any device at skydayproject.org and change the way the gallery looks too. So join in! It's free and a great way to make YOUR voice heard while helping SkyDay build an amazing library of sky photos for a free educational platform all about climate and sky! Want to take part as an individual? Cool! Upload your sky photos at SkyDayProject.org OR Tweet your photos with #SkyDayProject. Details here Got a school or group that wants it's own gallery in the mosaic? Awesome! Sign up for your free gallery here
When did SkyDayProject begin?
We began SkyDayProject just before Sky Day 2017 (When is Sky Day?) and today the project is open to everyone 24/7. Day skies and night skies are being posted all the time. For Sky Day 2018 we had a three day event at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, installations at art museums and science organizations all over the world and we even installed SkyDayProject on the International Space Station! See that installation here
Who is taking part?
Responsible individuals and educational organizations worldwide Partial list of participating organizations
Can we only take part on Sky Day ?
SkyDayProject is open all year round and you can take part any time.
When is Sky Day 2019?
Any rules for taking the sky 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 SkyDayProject Sky Photos' —->) Photos must be JPEG format
How do we view SkyDayProject and find our own gallery in it?
SkyDayProject 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.
SkyDayProject is brought to you by Only One Sky, NFP