Pho­to­graph fea­tures in sky fes­ti­val

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - NEWS -

A pho­tog­ra­pher from Bern­eray has won the first Hebridean Dark Skies Fes­ti­val pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion af­ter in­tro­duc­ing crowds to the mys­te­ri­ous phenomenon known as Steve – Strong Ther­mal Emis­sion Ve­loc­ity En­hance­ment.

Casey McIn­tyre’s dis­play Meet Steve, right, cap­tures the rare phenomenon that can be seen dur­ing the Aurora Bo­re­alis, bet­ter known as the North­ern Lights.

The photo will ap­pear on the cover of the Hebridean Dark Skies Fes­ti­val pro­gramme and will go on dis­play at an ex­hi­bi­tion at An Lan­ntair that will run through­out the fes­ti­val in Fe­bru­ary.

The Fes­ti­val takes place on Lewis from Fe­bru­ary 8-21. Speak­ers in­clude Chris Lin­tott from BBC’s The Sky at Night, science pre­sen­ter Heather Couper and As­tronomer Royal for Scot­land John Brown.

Live mu­sic and film screen­ings are also in­cluded.

An­drew Ea­ton-Lewis, events and mar­ket­ing co-or­di­na­tor for An Lan­ntair, said: “We’re re­ally ex­cited to be lead­ing on the launch of this am­bi­tious new fes­ti­val. Lewis and Har­ris are in­cred­i­ble places to visit all year round, and with this fes­ti­val, we are giv­ing peo­ple an­other com­pelling rea­son to travel here in win­ter – as well as put­ting on a packed pro­gramme of events for those of us who live here to en­joy.”

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