Indigenous Astronomy, Light Pollution & the Shared Wilderness of the Night Sky
- 16 December 2020 at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
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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.