Join charismatic astrophysicist and Indigenous expert Ray Norris on a fascinating journey interpreting the sky. Learn about the diversity of astronomical traditions in Australia, each with its own particular expression of cosmology. From religious and mythological meanings, to using the motions of celestial bodies and phenomena for calendar purposes discover the intriguing connection between indigenous culture and the universe.
Afterwards, put Ray’s ideas into practice and make some astronomy-inspired art with MCA Artist Educator in the NCCL.
Thurs 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov
5:30-6.30pm, Level 2, Seminar Room.
FREE all ages
image: Ray Norris with Wardaman elder Bill Yidumduma Harney at the “First Astronomers“, Darwin Festival & Science Week, August 2009. image © Bec Allen photography