Stories In The Stars - The night sky of the Boorong people

 

Suitable for school years 3 - 10

Film length 25mins

 

European night sky stories are familiar to many people. However the stories indigenous to the southern skies are less well known. Although different Australian Aboriginal groups have different astronomical traditions, there are some broad similarities.

Explore Indigenous Australian astronomy in this fascinating mobile Planetarium show. Find out how indigenous culture describes constellations that cannot be seen from northern latitudes.

Even constellations that can be seen from Europe appear a different way in the sky in the southern hemisphere.

 

Our school planetarium show includes a guided ‘What’s in the sky tonight’ presentation and a Solar System walk through covering relevant aspects of the NSW curriculum.

 

Download teacher's notes and How to make your own Planisphere here and the Emu in the sky fact sheet here.

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Phone:  0411 478367

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