Dark Skies – Stars over the stones

Fri 15 February

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Call: 01851 708 480

As part of our Hebridean Dark Skies Festival programme, Stornoway Astronomical Society hosts an evening of astronomy at Calanais Visitor Centre, in partnership with Urras nan Tursachan and An Lanntair.

The evening includes talks by Angus Morrison of SAS and special guests Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest (authors of The Universe Explained: A Cosmic Q&A, among many other books) plus – weather permitting – an opportunity to view the night sky with a telescope and giant binoculars at the world famous Calanais Stones.

Limited capacity so book early!

Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest are also doing two events at An Lanntair on Saturday 16 February as part of Dark Skies Exploration Day Two. Find out more and book tickets here.

Calanais Visitor Centre will also host a Supermoon Superquiz on Tuesday 19 February at 7pm. The evening will include prizes, food and you tapping into your grey matter. Expect categories covering general knowledge, movies, dark skies, science, archaeology and so on. Then – weather permitting – there will be a candlelit walk to the Calanais Standing Stones to view the Supermoon in all its glory. Tickets cost £5 and are only be available on the door on the night. Phone Calanais Visitor Centre on 01851 621422 for details.

Calanais photograph by Chris Murray.