This talk was delivered with considerable authority given Dr Windridge’s background and gave a real insight into the development and possible future of fusion power.
Without it we wouldn’t be here at all, as it is responsible for Earth’s creation and ongoing development, which includes us as temporary tenants, and one day in the far future it will likely be responsible for the destruction of the Solar System when it runs out of hydrogen, becomes a red giant which will likely swallow us up before collapsing inward, exploding and throwing the remaining planets into space after roasting them and drenching them with huge amounts of radiation that even Factor 5 million sunscreen and a duffle coat wouldn’t stop.
Scotch Argus VULNERABLE image credit: Tim Melling One of the species which has declined in Scotland
Astronomy is one of the rich mix of influences on the Scottish composer Eddie McGuire, in conversation with astronomer Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans and trumpeter and conductor Bede Williams, both from St Andrews University.
‘Proud Guns to the Sea’, Analog, January 1973, was based on the ballad Henry Martin, quoting it in the title, and included a planet called Hallway, lifted from the 8th century Irish Donal Óg
Two talks which featured our farming heritage with a link to both the climate change emergency and our food security were: ‘The Lost Flock of St Kilda’ and ‘Make it with Oats, and try it with Bere’.
Rowlett was able to leave his nocturnal habitat and come out in the daytime to visit some of the fascinating things at the Orkney International Science Festival.
The earthquake killed roughly 90% of the 105,000 people in and around Tokyo, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in history—comparable to the number of people killed in the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
“By investing in our young people, we are all investing in a sustainable future for our islands and beyond.” Richard Ryder – Operations Manager for Stagecoach Orkney
At the 2023 Orkney International Science Festival (OISF) Neil Kermode OBE spoke about his personal view of the next 20 years in energy renewables. In this slide from Neil’s presentation, he plots the weight and volume against energy on a chart.