Midwinter astronomy success

Amidst wind, rain and occasion flurries of snow, there were also several fine frosty nights for ‘Dark Skies Orkney’. The midwinter astronomy programme of events was coordinated by the Science Festival to bring together activities involving community groups, schools and the tourism sector.

Astronomer Steve Owens gave a total of 34 talks to schools and communities, and was joined by lighting engineer Jim Paterson and Glasgow University astrophysicist Prof. Martin Hendry, who rounded off the events with a talk on the possibility of faster-than-light neutrinos and the search for the Higgs boson.

The full programme can be downloaded as pdf.