Another Dimension – the dark sky experience

Encounter the protected dark skies of Kielder Forest in my new rugmented reality exhibition, online and embeded in Kielder Observatory’s website:

Screenshot from exhibition

Discover Another Dimension – an immersive virtual art exhibition by Helen McGhie, our photographic artist-researcher in residence. This is a virtual tour of Kielder Observatory that invites you to creatively contemplate the cosmos through photography, film and sound. The exhibition explores human encounters with dark skies in Northern England and shares personal memories of observations, celestial dreams, and the inspiration felt by astronomers to gaze up at the universe.

Quotes are embedded to evoke the relationship beween seeing and the construction of space

Another Dimension is part of Helen’s arts-based research project ‘Stargazing at the Invisible: Photography and the Power of Obscured Light.’ She is a PhD student at the University of Sunderland and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Northern Bridge Consortium). Her project seeks to discover new lens-based encounters with dark skies in Northern England, in partnership with Kielder Observatory.

If you would like to share your experience of Another Dimension, or if you have any questions about the project, please email:

A constructed forest