THE Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is inviting people to submit photographs for the Isle of Lewis’s first “Visual Moonbounce” on Saturday, February 8.

Opticks, a live event by media artist Daniela de Paulis, is one of the headline events at Lewis’s second annual arts and astronomy festival, which will run from February 7-22.

Described as a “live networked performance between the Earth and the Moon”, Opticks will see images transmitted to the Moon and back as radio signals in real time.

The event will be hosted in collaboration with radio antennas from around the world, as part of a day of performances, workshops and film screenings.

Festival programmer Andrew Eaton-Lewis said: “We’re hoping this callout will really spark people’s imaginations. If you could send one photo to the Moon and back, what would it be?”

People are asked to submit an image together with a short message explaining their choice to, by the end of January.