A series of winter-warming online conversations with fascinating people from the worlds of astronomy, psychology, and the arts, in association with The Scotsman.

The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival‘s Campfire Conversations is hosted by festival programmer Andrew Eaton-Lewis. You can listen via An Lanntair’s website or as podcasts via Apple, Spotify etc, so join us around your own campfire, or just from home, as we reflect on our festival themes of winter, darkness, and the night sky.

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Episode five – Bethany Rigby


"The Outer Hebrides’ relationship with astronomy, Bethany Rigby says, “embodies humanity’s changing view of our place within the universe”. The designer, researcher and writer, above, is now the creator of Outer Hebrides // Outer Space, a new research project that explores our islands’ astronomical significance, from the Neolithic Age of celestial observation to present day plans for Spaceport 1, the UK’s first vertical satellite launch site. The project began during an Island Going residency in June 2019 and Bethany is set to exhibit her work at An Lanntair later in 2021. She also knows some fascinating facts about shooting stars and Scottish place names on Mars."