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Caithness International Science Festival 2019

20th February 2019

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Events -

The Physics of Mountaineering Mon 4th March, Norseman Hotel Wick, 7pm.Alison McLure from the Institute of Physics talks about the science behind mountain safety and mountain rescue.
Tea and coffee and chat to Dr McLure after.

Family Quiz Night Fri 8th March, Norseman Hotel, Wick, 6.30pm
Exercise your brain in a fun family quiz . Prizes and raffle. Teams of up to 6 people.

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Nuclear Decommissioning of the Fuel Cycle Sat 9th March, Nucleus, The Nuclear and Caithness Archive, Wick, 7pm
Talk by Martin Robb on nuclear decommissioning, with films dating back to the 1950's.

The "STEM" of flowers Thur 14th March, Weigh Inn Hotel, Thurso, 7.30pm
Floral demonstration by Amanda Coghill for The Caithness Floral Art Club. Bringing her take on Science,

Technology, Engineering and Maths into her designs. £5 guest entry.
Kissing The Moon Fri 15th March, Castlehill Heritage Centre, Castletown, 7pm
An insight into the tools and techniques to successfully observe the moon by amateur astronomer and
astrophotographer Eric Walker for The Caithness Astronomy Group.

The Early Years of Dounreay Fri 15th March, Nucleus, The Nuclear and Caithness Archive, Wick, 7.30pm
A presentation by James B. Gunn Information & Knowledge Manager at Dounreay with an exhibition of objects and images.

Kids & Teens Jewellery making workshops Sat 16th March, The Assembly Rooms, Wick Booking is essential
Workshop by Kelly Munro. Create your own unique piece of silver jewellery. £25 each class
9-11am Pendant 12-2pm Friendship style bracelet 3-5pm Mix of pendants and bracelets

The Tropical Rainforest Mon 18th March The Pentland Hotel Thurso, 6.45pm | Wed 20th March, The Assembly Rooms, Wick, 6.45pm
Wildlife author and photographer Dr Michael Leach takes us on a journey beneath the rainforest canopies to find rare and endangered animal species and tribes.

Close Encounters with Animal Magic Mon 18th March, The Pentland Hotel, Thurso, 7.45pm | Wed 20th March, The Assembly Rooms, Wick, 7.45pm
Get up close and personal with Mork the python, Sui the Cockatoo as well as tarantulas, scorpions, hedgehogs and many more.

Scotty The Clown Tues 19th March, Community Room Tesco, Wick, 11am | Wed 20th March, Community Room Tesco, Wick, 11.30am A fun and Interactive show for Pre-school children with Scotty the Clown, demonstrating juggling,
plate spinning and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

Festival Launch Event Tues 19th March, Newton Park Primary Gym, Wick, 6.30pm. Guest Speaker Sir Edward Mountain MSP. "Animal Magic" by Laura Rennie, "Science Circus" by James Soper and previews of the schools programmes. Design competition prize presentation.

Wick Harbour - The New Beginning Fri 22nd March, The Assembly Rooms, Wick ,6.45pm
Presentation by Willie Watt MBE about the Wick Harbour and how renewable energy secures future development for the harbour and locality.

CSI Case Studies Fri 22nd March The Assembly Rooms, Wick, 7.45pm
An illustrated talk with humorous case studies, by Ex -Detective Chief Superintendent Gary Flannigan, head of major crime Scotland. An insight into how forensic evidence including DNA analysis is used to solve crime.

Science family fun day Sat 23rd March, Wick High School Campus, 12pm - 4.30pm
Animal Magic, Gary Flannigan, James Soper, Jenny Beaumont, Mobile Planetarium, Fire Engines, RSPB
plus over 30 interactive exhibits. Cafe by Wick Youth Club.

Caithness International Science Festival 2019
Free admission to most events. Donations welcome. Up to date information on Science03
Persons, businesses, groups or organisation who would like to be involved please get in touch.
For more details contact Amanda Tel 01955 602777 Email festival@science03.org | Organised by Science03 Registered charity number SCO04089 www.science03.org

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