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New dance honours great Scot

New dance honours great Scot

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A NEW DANCE WAS LAUNCHED at the Festival to honour one of the greatest Scots of all time – who has had all too little recognition in his own […]

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Courtroom format for climate change debate

Courtroom format for climate change debate

A courtroom format in Orkney this week will tackle the question of climate change.

For many months the debate has raged in newspaper columns and internet blogs – Is the […]

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Did comet near-impact cause Exodus and Flood?

Did comet near-impact cause Exodus and Flood?

One of the world’s leading tree ring experts is coming to this year’s Orkney Science Festival to outline evidence for catastrophes in ancient times.

Prof. Mike Baillie of Queen’s University […]

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Orkney clues to Pandora’s secrets?

Orkney clues to Pandora’s secrets?

A hunt is on for Orcadian links to the warship Pandora, wrecked off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef more than two centuries ago. The investigation brings in archaeology, history, genealogy […]

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Jane Goodall to open 2012 Festival

Jane Goodall to open 2012 Festival

One of the world’s leading figures in conservation is to open this year’s Orkney International Science Festival.

Jane Goodall is internationally known for her ongoing study of chimpanzees in Tanzania […]

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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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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 […]