“The seaman prepared to start his watch at 4 am. This was quite normal. What wasn’t normal was that he had driven from home to do it. This seaman is one of the new mariners operating autonomous vessels which have no crew on board.”
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.
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.
“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
As part of the 2023 Orkney International Science Festival the members of Orkney Vintage Club will be holding a display this Saturday in Broad Street, Kirkwall, outside the St Magnus Cathedral
Kit Laveri plays Goddess of the Wind Zephyra, who whisks engineers James Watt (Stuart Falconer) and Archimedes (Harrison MacNeill) through space and time to an offshore wind turbine. Much debate ensues with a live experiment for audience members to design and test their own floating wind turbine.
“Having the SUN in St Magnus Cathedral will be absolutely amazing; the warm glow of the SUN and the red sandstone of the cathedral will fuse together beautifully. ” St Magnus Cathedral Custodian Fran Hollinrake
Orkney International Science Festival 2023 programme brochures are now available
Make the most of this year’s Orkney International Science Festival by exploring the rich programme of talks.