Alien travellers from Gai-i-Kee touch down at An Lanntair with stories of eight female pioneers of space exploration.
Joining us after a long journey through time and space, they bring with them eight exciting artefacts that give you a taste of the outer edges of the universe. Listen in on alien frequencies! Feel the rough edges of moon rocks! Pilot our antique capsule straight into orbit!
With lots of different interactive sensory experiences, our visitors hope to reignite the touch paper on humanity’s passion for space travel, but they also come with a stark warning about the planet we’d be leaving behind.
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.