We imagine that ours is the only reality. But some scientists and philosophers argue that there are many, perhaps an infinite number, of possible worlds that run parallel to our own.
Astronomer Royal for Scotland Catherine Heymans presents the astronomical observations that lend support to this theory – and then leaves it to you to discuss whether this idea is a credible version of the universe, or a wild fantasy and evidence that mathematics is no guide to reality.
The Mysteries of the Multiverse is part of Dark Skies Discovery Day, a whole day of Hebridean Dark Skies Festival events in partnership with Lews Castle College UHI and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Day tickets are available for just £15/£13.
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is supported by Caledonian MacBrayne, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Culture and Business Fund Scotland. We would also like to thank our event partners, Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, and Lews Castle College UHI , as well as Cala Hotels, Outer Hebrides Tourism, and VisitScotland.