• Sydney Observatory. 3/11/2014 Picture By James Horan

Australian Indigenous Astronomy

Learning Areas Science
Discover some of the living sky lore of Australia’s First Nations peoples’ in this hands-on workshop by making, using and taking home an Indigenous planisphere (rotating star map).  Use it to explore the sky and consider how sky knowledge is still used by communities to mark seasonal changes and pass wisdom from generation to generation. We presently use sky lore from the Boorong community of the Wergaia language group from what is now known as north western Victoria.
This 45 minute session can be added to existing programs or run as a stand alone offer.
Please note that 5pm sessions can be booked throughout the year.