Night skies above us and the latest developments in space science are the subject of forthcoming schools and community presentations in Orkney.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are joining together with staff from the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh’s visitor centre to visit several schools and give a public presentation in Kirkwall on the evening of Thursday 23 March.
Before that they will be visiting North Walls and St Margaret’s Hope schools, along with Kirkwall Grammar School and Stromness Academy.
The public presentation, titled From Orkney to Space, will take place at the King Street Halls in Kirkwall on Thursday 23 March at 7.30 pm. Admission is free.
The event is being hosted by Orkney International Science Festival, who will be taking the opportunity to announce some early information about the programme for his year.