Edinburgh science attraction Dynamic Earth brings its portable planetarium to Lewis for the first time, as part of the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival, with two planetarium shows repeating throughout the day.
All shows are limited to just 25 places so book early!
You Are Here
30 minute daytime version: 1pm, 2.30pm, and 4pm
Extended 45 minute evening version: 7pm and 8pm
You Are Here is a dramatic journey to the edge of our solar system and back, travelling to the boundaries of human exploration and following in the footsteps of some very special space missions. This beginner-friendly space cruise is a chance for some cosmic perspective in this topsy-turvy time and also a handy wee reminder that: You. Are. Here.
1.45pm, 3.15pm, and 4.45pm (30 minutes)
What’s Up? is an ever-changing look at the night sky and some of the more exciting astronomy and Earth-science news stories that have caught the Dynamic Earth team’s eyes in recent weeks. In every seasonal version of the show you’ll have time to gaze out on the stars and planets that are visible for our current skies, dive in to beginner-friendly guides on astronomy topics, and be kept up to date on some of the most interesting events and discoveries happening today.
If you like this…. Cosmos Planetarium is also doing public screenings on Saturday 11 March, and both Cosmos Planetarium and Dynamic Earth are available for schools events between 13 and 17 March.
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival runs from 9-21 March 2023 with arts and astronomy events for all the family at An Lanntair and across Lewis and Harris. Browse the full festival programme here.
The festival is supported by Caledonian MacBrayne and Outer Hebrides Tourism, in partnership with Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, Lews Castle College UHI, Cala Hotels, and VisitScotland.