Dark Skies: The Edge of the Sky | Oir Nan Speur

Fri 18 Feb 2022

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All of a sudden, Big-Seer jumps to life. He moves his glass gaze slowly but without pausing. He knows what he is looking for. “Dark matter, here we come!” she exclaims.

The Edge of the Sky | Oir Nan Speur is a brand new theatre project by sruth-mara that sets out to explore the mysteries of the Universe using only the 1000 most commonly used words in English and Gaelic.

The show is adapted from an internationally acclaimed book by astrophysicist Roberto Trotta.

Like the Universe, it’s a work in progress.

sruth-mara is a Lewis-based production company. Its most recent project was the world premiere of Move-Gluasad (**** The Guardian, **** The List) which went on to become one of the most talked about shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Roberto Trotta is an astrophysicist and award-winning science communicator who was awarded the 2020 Annie Maunder Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for his work in public engagement – including g-Astronomy, which he brought to the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival in 2020. Following the publication of The Edge of the Sky he was named by Foreign Policy as one of the 100 Global Thinkers 2014. He is currently Head of the Theoretical and Scientific Data Science at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy.

Image kindly provided by Andy Yearley of Stornoway Astronomical Society.

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.