Highlights from Events 2015
It started with a seafood opening lunch, and over the next seven days more than 60 events followed. Topics ranged from astronomy to Arab science fiction, black holes to beremeal, relativity to early radio, new light on MS to hopes for hydrogen power.
Highlights from 2015 Family Day
There were lanterns to light and spectra to study. There were rocks to recognise and molecules to make. You could find out about flowers for native bumblebees, or make a foam fossil fish.
OISF Food Events 2015
Skaill House was the venue for a tribute to the remarkable Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and pioneer of the principles upon which modern computing is based.
OISF Opening Lunch 2015
The harvest of the sea was to the fore in the 2015 Festival’s opening event. News of the latest research on sustaining local crab and lobster stocks was accompanied by a seafood lunch provided by Orkney Fishermen’s Society, with additional support from several sources.
Particle Physics for Scottish Schools
The Particle Physics for Scottish Schools exhibition comes to Orkney for the first time in 2015. PP4SS is a huge exhibition with many interactive hands-on exhibits, graphic displays and presentations. You can find out how particle accelerators work, drive your own electron synchrotron and operate a CERN accelerator complex simulator.
The Maxwell Torch was specially created for events throughout Scotland in 2015, the International Year of Light. The International Year of Light celebrates the 150th anniversary of James Clerk Maxwell’s papers...