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FROM ORKNEY TO SPACE: FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY

FROM ORKNEY TO SPACE: FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY

Night skies above us and the latest developments in space science are the subject of forthcoming schools and community presentations in Orkney.

esearchers from the University of Edinburgh are joining together with staff from the […]

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LOST SHIPS, LOST LANDS, AND MIGHTY BRIDGES

LOST SHIPS, LOST LANDS, AND MIGHTY BRIDGES

The sound of the sea runs through this year’s programme, with topics ranging from ancient Norse navigation to tidal power in Ushant. We have stories of lost ships of the Spanish Armada and lost […]

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FROM GRAVITATIONAL WAVES TO HERRING DAYS

FROM GRAVITATIONAL WAVES TO HERRING DAYS

The amazing discovery of gravitational waves will be to the fore in this year’s programme – along with dark matter, the Northern Lights, Antarctic exploration, dolphin communication, early humans, plus the story of the […]

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Year of Light to shine in Orkney Science Festival

Year of Light to shine in Orkney Science Festival

The International Year of Light will provide one of the themes of this year’s Orkney International Science Festival – and the centenary of Einstein’s theory of general relativity will be another. There will be […]

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Hope’s Beautiful Daughters

Hope’s Beautiful Daughters

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A new CD bringing together Scottish and Slovenian musicians and storytellers is to be launched in Orkney on 3 September.

‘Hope’s Beautiful Daughters’, in both folk and rock mood, highlights stories of women who overcome […]

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Aviation Festival for Orkney

Aviation Festival for Orkney

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Orkney is to have an Aviation Festival. It will follow this year’s Science Festival and run from 10-14 September, highlighting the story of military and civil aviation in the islands.

Orkney has been over the […]

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Clipperton Floating Laboratory Explores Northern Waters

Clipperton Floating Laboratory Explores Northern Waters

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A marine exploration vessel with a difference has now reached Shetland, on a voyage inspired by a tiny Pacific island, with Orkney as its next destination.

What makes the Clipperton Project’s Floating Laboratory special is […]

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Discovery Channel scientist to open Orkney Science Festival

Discovery Channel scientist to open Orkney Science Festival

The former chief scientist of television’s Discovery Channel, known as Wizard IV, is to open this year’s Orkney International Science Festival.

Prof. Steve ‘Jake’ Jacobs has written and presented a series for the Discovery Channel, […]

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Recognise Rae: call for stamp to honour Arctic hero

Recognise Rae: call for stamp to honour Arctic hero

A call is being made for a stamp to be issued to honour one of the greatest Arctic explorers of all time.

Orcadian John Rae, born 200 years ago, solved the two greatest mysteries of […]

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Filmmaker and film from lost city to open this year’s festival

Filmmaker and film from lost city to open this year’s festival

One of Britain’s leading documentary filmmakers is to open this year’s Orkney International Science Festival – bringing with him a remarkable new film in which people from a lost city in South […]