Caithness Science Festival 2018 - Launch Photos
16th March 2018
The Caithness Science Festival 2018 is still going strong in its sixteenth year. The official launch was on Tuesday this week with events running every day. Prof. Iain Baikie who founded the festival and still leads a team of enthusiastic people to run it. He thanked a range of people for their support.
At the event farewell was said to former Lord Lieutenant Ann Dunnet who has retired and was a long term supporter and patron. MP Jamie Stone opened the festival with astronaut Duane Carey telling why he liked coming back for a fifth time to the festiaval. Former MP and current Lord Lieutenant John Thurso gave vote of thanks.
A few demonstration tasters of the events for the week were on show to the people who were attending at the new Newton Park primary school.
Every school in Caithness has had events from the festival.
The big Fun Day is on Saturday 17 April 2018.
See photos in the Photo Gallery - link above.
Unfortunately the Science Festival organisers have received the latest news from the Highland council in face of the evolving Coronavirus crisis. "In line with national guidance, the Council has moved from containment to delay.
Caithness International Science Festival 2020 will run from Monday 2nd - Saturday 21st March and includes a public and schools programme, culminating in the Family Fun Day. Attendees can expect to hear about space exploration, virtual reality, climate change, future fuels, exotic animals, robotics and much more at these exciting and interactive events.
Big crowds turned out to see the fun day at the Caithness Science Festival 2019. The science festival has grown each year since its inception 17 years ago.
Sorry about low resolution photo..
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.
The final day of the Caithness Science Festival - "The Fun Day" gave a chance for listening to talks on various topic and many hands on displays. The day showed to young people that science can be not only extremely interesting but also fun with the added bonus of a potential career.
See photo gallery above,.
See photo gallery above..
See photo gallery above..
The Caithness Science Festival had its annual showcase for many areas of science both in Caithness and from elsewhere with lots of experts to answer questions from people of all ages. Lots of photos in the gallery..