Dark Skies Orkney

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Midwinter astronomy success

Midwinter astronomy success

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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 […]

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Dark Skies Orkney 2011

Dark Skies Orkney 2011

This was a pilot event, where the Science Festival collaborated with local tourism and community groups, and there were some lively talks and outings. Amongst the wind and rain, […]

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Midwinter astronomy festival for Orkney

Midwinter astronomy festival for Orkney

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Orkney had a midwinter astronomy festival in December 2011. Talks and stargazing took place across the mainland from Birsay to Deerness, and in Stronsay and Sanday as well.

The idea […]

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See Orkney skies on the iPad!

See Orkney skies on the iPad!

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To promote the ‘Dark Skies Orkney’ event of December 2011 and Orkney astronomy generally, a new e-magazine was produced for iPad and web access.

It includes a feature on astronomy […]