Calanais Visitor Centre
Calanais, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DY
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is delighted to welcome Stephen Mackintosh of Highland Astronomy back to Lewis for a stargazing event at Calanais Visitor Centre.
Stephen presents astronomy talks and stargazing sessions all over Scotland; he has previously hosted popular Dark Skies events at the Edge Cafe at Gallan Head, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis and Kinloch Community Hub as an online event in 2021.
This will be an indoor event but will include – weather permitting – a walk under the stars at Lewis’s most famous historical site.
This event takes place as part of the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival 2022.
Please note that this has already taken place on 17/02/2022
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Thu 17th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.