The Living Traditions of Aboriginal Astronomy and Navigation

Things to do, Games and hobbies Penrith Observatory , Western Sydney Saturday July 15 2017
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The Living Traditions of Aboriginal Astronomy and Navigation
Photographer: Kate Romero

Discover ancient Indigenous knowledge while gazing at the stars

For thousands of years Australia’s Indigenous people have looked to the stars. Indigenous people used the night sky as a navigational tool and calendar, as well as to try to make sense of the world and their place in it.

Learn all about astronomy from an Indigenous perspective as elders recount their ancient history of the stars through songs and stories. The night will include a presentation, 3D movie, tour of the observatory dome and telescope viewings of the night sky.

By: Nicola Dowse

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Venue name: Penrith Observatory
Contact:
Address: Western Sydney University Penrith Observatory
Great Western Hwy
2747
Opening hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Price: $12-$18
Event website: http://www.naidoc.org.au/event/living-traditions-aboriginal-astronomy-and-navigation