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First Knowledges: Astronomy

Sun 11 Sep, 1.30pm

Long before the Babylonians and ancient Greeks, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples learned to scan the night skies to navigate our land. Hear from Kamilaroi astrophysicist Krystal De Napoli as she shares insight into how First Nations people have valued the sun, moon and stars not just for seasonal survival, but as integral elements of the Dreaming and Songlines. The co-author of Astronomy: Sky Country alongside Gamilaraay astronomer Karlie Noon, De Napoli speaks with Swinburne astronomer Alan Duffy about how sophisticated astronomical expertise was honed across millennia.

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