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Aboriginal Astronomy

January 1🕔8:00 am📆December 31🕔5:00 pm

$50

Join Indigenous elder, Dr Noel Nannup for an Aboriginal Astronomy session at the Gravity Discovery Centre just north of Perth in Western Australia. Aboriginal people are often credited with being the world’s first astronomers, developing a number of practical ways to observe the Sun, Moon and stars. Observing and interpreting the cosmos is a significant part of most Aboriginal language groups and has been used for navigation, calendars, ceremony, predicting weather, cultural lore, song-lines and art for thousands of years.

During this experience you will sit with Dr Noel Nannup and learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime stories of creation. Enjoy a guided outside laser tour to see a range of interesting targets in the night sky and look through our large telescopes in the observatory at the wonders of our universe.

Location

Gravity Discovery Centre.1098 Military Road, Yeal, Western Australia. 80 kms North from Perth CBD and half way between Two Rocks and Gingin. This trip takes approx 1 hour from Perth.

Details

Start:
January 1🕔8:00 am
End:
December 31🕔5:00 pm
Cost:
$50

Organizer

Walkabout

Venue

📌Gin Gin, Western Australia
Gingin, Shire of Gingin 6503 Australia + Google Map
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