A photo of a mysterious phenomenon known as Steve (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) has won the first ever Hebridean Dark Skies Festival photography competition, it was announced today.
Meet Steve, by Berneray photographer Casey McIntyre, captures the rare phenomenon that can be seen during displays of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
The photo will appear on the cover of the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival print programme, available from next week, and will also be included in an exhibition at An Lanntair that will run throughout the festival in February 2019.
The festival programme can be viewed online now at www.lanntair.com/darkskies. Please contact us for a high res image.
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival, created and led by An Lanntair, will take place on the Isle of Lewis from 8-21 February next year. Speakers will include Chris Lintott from BBC’s The Sky at Night, science presenter Heather Couper and Astronomer Royal for Scotland, John Brown. There will be live music performances and film screenings including The Rocket Post (introduced by the film’s star Shauna Macdonald) and the silent movie Wunder Der Schöpfung.