Sky Day Project is free, educational and inspiring. Your sky photos will be exhibited on-line at beginning Sky Day (September 22) AND at Chicago's amazing Adler Planetarium from Sky Day - September 24!

What is 'Sky Day Project'?

Sky Day Project is an international citizen artwork offered by Only One Sky and designed to bring us together to show we care about our sky.  

We all protect the things we care about and now our sky needs us.  But how many people care?  

Use your creativity to show you care and can be counted among those who want us all to come together across cultures and borders to protect our sky for the benefit of all.  

Participation is free and open to all ages. See project videos below. 

Who is taking part?

Responsible organizations all over the world. Here's a few - New End(London)/The Delaware Contemporary/Adler Planetarium/Mom's Clean Air Force/Lycee Claudel (CA)/Newport Art Museum/Northwestern University/American Montessori Society/International Planetarium Society/New Trier High School/Lycee Francais de Chicago/Evanston Art Museum/Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (Manilla)/Matakana School (NZ)/Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, just to name a few.  And more schools/groups/organizations are signing up everyday.

How do I take Part?

Once your group is registered and has its two hashtags from Only One Sky take a few moments ANYTIME between now and Sky Day (September 22) to look up at our sky and reflect on how much we all need it.  How it supports all life and protects us from the harshness of space.   How it isn't just something way up there but something all around us.  It is the air we breathe and the water we drink. And think about how by wrapping completely around our planet our sky connects us all as one global family, living and breathing under one, shared sky. It only stand to reason we should take great care of it for each other

Then use your creativity to photograph the sky above you. Make it your own! No-one see the sky quite like you do.  And remember to make your photograph all about the sky. This is very important. The Sky Day Project challenge is to find a spot where your picture 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 :(  

Sky Day Project is interactive and can be filtered by sky 'state':

Blue Skies - can offer amazing transitions of light!  Can you catch them?                                                                                

Clouds - amazing possibilities

Transitions - Day to night.  Night to day

Storms - 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.  

Then tweet your sky photos with BOTH your hashtags assigned to your group.  This is also important! BOTH hashtags are needed to get into Sky Day Project (New to twitter?  Signing up is quick, free and tweeting your photos is really easy. Remember to separate the hashtags by a single space). 

How do I see Sky Day Project?

Sky Day Project will be available for viewing on-line at Sky Day Project ( beginning on Sky Day - Friday, September 22. AND Sky Day Project will be exhibited at Chicago's Adler Planetarium from Sky Day (Sept. 22) through Sunday, September 24!  Cool!

When can I tweet my sky pictures?   

Anytime between registering your group and Sky Day - September 22.  So what are you waiting for? 

How many can I tweet in?  Tweet as many as you like!  

Can my friends join in?  Absolutely!  The more people who take part the more beautiful and meaningful Sky Day Project will be. So YES!  Share in anyway you can!

Our Organization
Sky Day Project is a project of Only One Sky.  Artist Ben Whitehouse created Only One Sky to bring people of all ages together to care about our sky, learn about 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 Only One Sky 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 Only One Sky 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 Sky Day Project updates check us out on Twitter and Facebook.