Saturday 19th August 2017,
Frontiers Magazine

Browsing the "OISF 2017" Tag

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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 her 1300-mile journey. I will [...]

August 14, 2017 Arts & Crafts
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 vision and how this relates [...]

August 14, 2017 Arts & Crafts
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 Michael McLaughlin explains. In 1939 [...]

August 12, 2017 Summer Issue 2017
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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 – something he could stick in [...]

August 11, 2017 Making and Doing, Summer Issue 2017