Talk: Aboriginal Astronomy

Photograph by Renee Nowytarger, courtesy Australian Museum

Photograph by Renee Nowytarger, courtesy Australian Museum

Aboriginal Astronomy talk by Ray Norris

Let Ray Norris introduce you to Aboriginal astronomy. How did Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use the sun, moon and stars for practical and social purposes? Working closely with Indigenous elders and communities, Ray’s rigorous research explores how astronomical knowledge and traditions have developed and how the stars influence the culture, heritage, and spirituality of Indigenous Australians.

  • Venue: Theatrette at the Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney
  • Date: 19 November 2013
  • Time: Doors open 11am for a light morning tea. One-hour lecture begins promptly at 11.30am.
  • Admission: $20 (including General Admission). $15 Members.

This talk is part of a series of talks, tours and performances hosted by the Australian Museum for the Corroboree festival, from 16-19 November 2013. The museum’s program of Indigenous cultural experience and interactions aims to engage and educate audiences about Aboriginal heritage and culture, particularly in regards to NSW. Come along for an opportunity to interact with Indigenous artists and cultural practitioners as they interpret objects and share insights into their cultures.

Visit the Australian Museum website to find out more: australianmuseum.net.au/event/corroboree

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