The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is an exciting and ambitious new programme of events at An Lanntair and across Lewis from 8-21 February 2019. It will include stargazing events, talks and workshops by leading scientists, film screenings, live music, theatre, family events, and much more.
The Isle of Lewis has some of the darkest skies in the UK. Many astronomical sights can be seen through the naked eye including the Orion Nebula, the Milky Way and the Great Andromeda galaxy. Lewis is also one of the best places in the UK to see the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is led by An Lanntair in partnership with Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, and Lews Castle College, with additional support from Outer Hebrides Tourism and Natural Retreats.
Keep an eye on our Dark Skies diary for programme updates in the run up to the festival.