Explorations Series: Sky Stories Community Observation Night
Start: 10 Sep 2019 5:00 pm
End: 10 Sep 2019 8:30 pm
Western science meets Aboriginal knowledge. See our stars from both perspectives.
Sky Stories is a melding of Western science and Aboriginal knowledge – a chance to look at the stars and see them from two perspectives.
On the night there will be telescopes for viewing the night sky and a free BBQ. A great family event with lots of entertainment for the kids!
Background of Sky Stories
Sky Stories is a professional learning project initiated by Charles Sturt University and coordinated and co funded by Future Moves, designed to use astronomy to engage students in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
An integral element of the project is acknowledging the links between students, the school curriculum, family, community and their sky stories. This enables new ways of learning, teaching and community engagement around science. The use of social media is pivotal to this process and enables pilot schools to capture, share, collaborate and reflect upon the new ways of science in their own community, between Sky Stories communities and beyond.
Special Guest Speaker:
PhD Researcher on the Wiradjuri Cultural Astronomy Project and Director of Dark Skies Downunder.
Rod Somerville, Orange Planetarium
Ray Pickard, Bathurst Observatory Research Facility