Saturday 19th August 2017,
Frontiers Magazine
  • The Ladykirk Stone / St Magnus’s Boat]

    Walk with The Orkney Boat

    An Orkney siltstone from Devonian times, carved with footprints for the legend of an ancient boat, has been travelling across Norway this summer, to Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. Artist Beatrice Searle describes the background to

  • Air bubbles risiing in water at different stages of development

    Sound and music and us

    At this year’s Orkney International Science Festival, Clive and Marianne Greated will both be speaking about sound, from different perspectives. Dr Marianne Greated is an artist who has been researching the relationships between sound and

  • Hydrogen plant Rinnigill

    Hydrogen on Hoy

    A new hydrogen project is being launched in Orkney to utilise peak energy outputs from renewables through production of hydrogen fuel for transport. In a way, this will be revising an old wartime industry, as

  • noctilucent-clouds-3

    The stars from my back door

    When Eric Walker asked his wife for a telescope for his birthday back in 2004 he got just a little more than he bargained for. Instead of the small portable item he had envisioned –

  • Tandem_Center_Cam_2

    The Ultimate Exploration: Interstellar Flight

    Let’s go to the stars! Human interstellar flight is a problem with significant challenges. The possible approaches to an interstellar journey range from “slow” travel, at 1% of the speed of light or less, where

  • One of Eddington's photographs of the total solar eclipse of 29 May 1919, presented in his 1920 paper announcing its success, confirming Einstein's theory that light "bends"

    Eddington’s universe

    Whenever the poet George Mackay Brown reorganised his library, getting rid of some of the overspill, some books from younger years would always remain. There was the first Penguin book from 1935, a biography of

  • Part of Gale Crater on Mars

    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. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are joining together with staff from the

  • North-Ronaldsay-with-rainbow

    Dark skies and bright vision

    Among her many community activities in North Ronaldsay, Kathleen Scott coordinated events each year for Orkney International Science Festival and the British Science Association – talks, workshops, night sky photography competitions, and an astronomy weekend.

  • ns_gw_art

    Gravitational waves – and the Papay connection

    Three men are recognised as the pioneers of the LIGO system for detecting gravitational waves, one of the greatest physics discoveries of all time. And it turns out that one of them has Orkney ancestry

Hydrogen plant Rinnigill
Posted On August 12, 2017 | Comments Off

A new hydrogen project is being launched in Orkney to utilise peak energy outputs from renewables through production of hydrogen fuel for transport. In a way, this will be revising an old wartime industry, as [...]

noctilucent-clouds-3

The stars from my back door

August 11, 2017 | Comments Off
ns_gw_art

Gravitational waves – and the Papay connection

December 12, 2016 | Comments Off
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Posted On July 9, 2016 | Comments Off

In Stromness, where I grew up, the yole was used for fishing and for pleasure trips but in my grandparents’ island, Graemsay, it was also the main mode of transport. There had been a South [...]

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Ball lightning

June 7, 2016 | Comments Off
The Ladykirk Stone / St Magnus’s Boat]
Posted On August 14, 2017 | Comments Off

An Orkney siltstone from Devonian times, carved with footprints for the legend of an ancient boat, has been travelling across Norway this summer, to Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. Artist Beatrice Searle describes the background to [...]

Air bubbles risiing in water at different stages of development

Sound and music and us

August 14, 2017 | Comments Off
Tandem_Center_Cam_2
Posted On June 15, 2017 | Comments Off

Let’s go to the stars! Human interstellar flight is a problem with significant challenges. The possible approaches to an interstellar journey range from “slow” travel, at 1% of the speed of light or less, where [...]

One of Eddington's photographs of the total solar eclipse of 29 May 1919, presented in his 1920 paper announcing its success, confirming Einstein's theory that light "bends"

Eddington’s universe

May 16, 2017 | Comments Off
North-Ronaldsay-with-rainbow

Dark skies and bright vision

February 12, 2017 | Comments Off

Travel to the Frontiers

Frontiers is a new online magazine highlighting science and people. Our aim is to find fresh ways of viewing existing territory and to look out to new horizons to be explored.

You’ll see links to various topics. Category takes you to Column, Making and Doing, People and Ideas, Going Further, Global Issues, Food Journeys, Arts & Crafts and Reviews.

Island View gives a link to Stories from the Islands, Archaeology & History, People Past and Present, and topics about the Countryside.

Our contributors are varied, with one feature in common, their association with the annual Orkney International Science Festival, from where this magazine is produced. Join us at the Frontiers!