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Stromness Spirit of the Sea

Stromness Spirit of the Sea

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There’s an opportunity right after the Festival for further enjoyment, in the unique setting of the town of Stromness.

Stromness Spirit of the Sea is a new three-day event developed […]

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Slovenian Science Festival success

Slovenian Science Festival success

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Over 3000 students from 62 schools attended this year’s Slovenian Science Festival, to enjoy topics ranging from the frontiers of medicine to the exploration of space.

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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 […]