Monday 20th November 2017,
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Momentum for Maxwell

Momentum for Maxwell – gearing up for 2015

Momentum is growing for 2015, which has been designated as the International Year of Light. It is the 150th anniversary of the publication of one of the greatest scientific papers of all time – the paper in which James Clerk Maxwell showed that light consists of electromagnetic waves. Maxwell’s work is the basis for all [...]

March 6, 2013 Howie Firth NEWS 0
John Smith-local pumping station in the North of Stronsay

Stronsay boy wins water photo competition

A photo from Stronsay has won first prize in a national competition organised by a Scottish research centre. John Smith (9) was the winner of a competition calling for pictures reflecting our uses for water, our attitudes to it, and problems that can arise. His picture ‘Flood at the pump station’ shows, he says, one [...]

March 5, 2013 Howie Firth NEWS 0
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Royal Oak hologram donated to Orkney Museum

A hologram of the wreck of the battleship HMS Royal Oak, sunk in the naval anchorage of Scapa Flow at the outset of World War II, has been donated to Orkney. The hologram was made for the Ministry of Defence by the Edinburgh company Holoxica Ltd, as part of the MOD’s ongoing effort to monitor [...]

March 4, 2013 Howie Firth NEWS 0
A9 to Wick

Take the A9 to Wick!

A song from an Orkney Science Festival CD is heading for 7,500 views on YouTube. Andy Munro, who as Mr Boom, the one-man band from the Moon, has appeared in every one of the 22 festivals over the years, produced the CD ‘Come to the Festival’ last year. The aim was to highlight some of [...]

March 3, 2013 Howie Firth NEWS 0
Sanday Soulka banner

Sanday Soulka

IIntrigued by the name? You’ll have to look it up on the website – www.sandaysoulka.org 2013 is the third year of the Sanday Soulka weekends, when island life is celebrated with a variety of activities designed to appeal to all ages and interests, and to residents and visitors alike. Each weekend contains a mixture of [...]

March 2, 2013 Roderick Thorne NEWS 0