Photograph features in sky festival
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.”