“Ted Nield is a doctor of geology and editor of the journal Geoscience. Written from that perspective, his book is an excellent introduction to meteoritics (the science of meteorites and impacts) as well as to the ongoing dynamic processes which shape the Earth.”
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: #OnThisDay
On 21st of May 1908 the film Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde premiered in Chicago.
Weather Forecast: Mostly dry, rather cloudy.
Fresh southerly winds this morning, becoming lighter this afternoon. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Beauty and the Beast: Giuliana Criscuolo Exhibition
Exhibiting in the windows of the Northlight Gallery, Stromness is work by Giuliana Criscuolo. The exhibition is on till 1st June.
Stromness by Mirran Hall
Stromness harbour with the Northlink ferry
In a galaxy 9.6 billion light years away from the Earth…
An artist’s impression of quasar J0313-1806 showing the supermassive black hole and the extremely high velocity wind. The quasar, seen just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is 1000 times more luminous than the Milky Way, and is powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole, which weighs in at more than 1.6 billion times the mass of the Sun. Image credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva
Sealed with a Kiss
What’s in a kiss? Perhaps more than you realise
Weather Forecast: Dry With Sunny Spells
Southwesterly winds freshening later. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Walking Orkney: Stromness, Ness to Warbeth
This short easy walk takes you along the beautiful shoreline of Stromness.
A Time To Remember: Norwegian Constitution Day, Orkney
There are graves in St Olaf’s Cemetery, Kirkwall, of Norwegians who died in World War Two fighting for the independence of Norway which had been invaded by Nazi Germany.