Share the night sky from your home with the #nightskyathome, #lookuptogether initiative. Here’s how it works:
1 – Look up at the night sky anytime after sunset, or before sunrise from your backyard, porch, window, or rooftop.
2 – If possible, identify bright stars, constellations, or planets in the night sky
3 – Photograph what you see with the equipment you have. Try different techniques. You can hold a smartphone or digital camera up to a pair of binoculars, or use a camera mount on a telescope.
4 – Post your image to Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter with the hashtags: #NightSkyAtHome and #LookUpTogether
5 – IDA and TWAN will reshare your photos during International Dark Sky Week
6 – Bonus! Make it a family activity or go low-tech by drawing a picture of what you see in the night sky. Snap a picture of your drawing and post to social media with the hashtags #NightSkyAtHome and #LookUpTogether
Free! Introduction to Astrophotography
Learn the basics of astrophotography with Astronomy 101, a PDF created by IDA Director of Engagement, Bettymaya Foott.
#nightskyathome Photo by Babak Tafreshi via Instagram