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October 18: Make a Skyfie with Look Up!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sharon Shanks
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Help celebrate Mae Jemison's birthday today, October 17, by joining her and the Look Up campaign on Thursday, October 18.

It is late notice for 2018, but it's not too early to start planning for 2019. 

About Look Up: (from the website at

"The story begins with a heartfelt discussion between Dr. Jill Tarter (co-founder of the SETI Institute), LeVar Burton and Dr. Mae Jemison at SXSW following their panel on 100 Year Starship®. The topic? How to reconnect humans to space, to the Earth and the importance of audacious goals for the health of humanity.

Launched September 15, 2017 at the 25th anniversary of Dr. J’s spaceflight, LOOK UP seeks to connect people from all walks of life, across the world, on a single day by the simple act of sharing what they see when they LOOK UP.

To acknowledge that we are Earthlings. We share the same origins, the same sky. And our evolutionary path necessarily includes capturing our place in the greater universe."

Screenshot of Skyfie appAnd what exactly is a Skyfie? A selfie with the sky, of course!

Go to to find links to the app on Google Play and the App Store.

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