The first astronomers: how Indigenous Elders read the stars

The first astronomers: how Indigenous Elders read the stars

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Altona Library

123 Queen Street

Altona, VIC 3018

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Guided by First Nations Elders, Duane Hamacher takes us on a journey across space and time to reveal the wisdom of the first astronomers.

About this event

Our eyes have been drawn away from the skies to our screens. We no longer look to the stars to forecast the weather, predict the seasons or plant our gardens.

First Nations Elders around the world still maintain this knowledge and there is much we can learn from them. The First Astronomers reveals the rich knowledge of the stars and the planets held by First Peoples around the world.

Guided by six First Nations Elders, Duane Hamacher takes us on a journey across space and time to reveal the wisdom of the first astronomers. These living systems of knowledge challenge conventional ideas about the nature of science and the longevity of oral tradition.

Indigenous science is dynamic, adapting to changes in the skies and on Earth, pointing the way for a world facing the profound disruptions of climate change.

This event is presented as part of National Science week.

Our local independent bookseller ‘Book and Paper’ will be in attendance for book sales.

Duane will be available to sign any books on the night.

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