Indigenous Astronomy, Light Pollution & the Shared Wilderness of the Night Sky

12/16/2020 12:30 pm 12/16/2020 01:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Indigenous Astronomy, Light Pollution & the Shared Wilderness of the Night Sky
Join Associate Professor Michael Brown and Krystal De Napoli for a webinar at 12.30-1.30pm on 16 December 2020

The night sky has been a shared wilderness for millennia. The stars, planets and Milky Way are easily visible in dark skies, and they feature prominently in oral traditions across the globe and in the development of astronomy and cosmology. With the advent of light pollution from cities, satellites and industry, we risk losing a shared wilderness and the ability to easily perceive our place in the Universe. Indigenous astronomical heritage is particularly impacted, given it prominently features the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds and meteor showers.

Event Details

Date:
16 December 2020 at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
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Alumni

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Join Associate Professor Michael Brown and Krystal De Napoli for a webinar at 12.30-1.30pm on 16 December 2020

The night sky has been a shared wilderness for millennia. The stars, planets and Milky Way are easily visible in dark skies, and they feature prominently in oral traditions across the globe and in the development of astronomy and cosmology. With the advent of light pollution from cities, satellites and industry, we risk losing a shared wilderness and the ability to easily perceive our place in the Universe. Indigenous astronomical heritage is particularly impacted, given it prominently features the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds and meteor showers.