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Highland Astronomy at Calanais

Highland Astronomy at Calanais

Thursday 17th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Calanais Visitor Centre
Calanais, 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.


Event organiser

Highland Astronomy

Highland Astronomy is organising this event

Please contact Highland Astronomy directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



Forthcoming events

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  • Highland Astronomy at Calanais

    Thursday 17th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Calanais Visitor Centre, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DY

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