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Unveiling the Emu in the Sky

<p>Discover the Emu, a dark constellation seen by Aboriginal people for millennia. Learn how to find it using the Southern Cross and explore the rich stories woven into the night sky. Explore

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Discover the Emu, a dark constellation seen by Aboriginal people for millennia. Learn how to find it using the Southern Cross and explore the rich stories woven into the night sky. Explore Aboriginal astronomical tradition and see how the Emu constellation, formed by dark patches, connects to creation stories. Learn to navigate the southern sky using the Southern Cross and the Milky Way. Discover the rich cultural heritage woven into the stars with recommended resources for further exploration.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Emu Dreaming: An Introduction to Australian Aboriginal Astronomy, Ray and Cilla Norris (Emu Dreaming: 2014), ISBN: 9780980657005

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Ancient Stories in the Stars: Explore the Emu constellation, a dark formation in the Milky Way, and its significance in Aboriginal culture and storytelling
  • Navigating the Southern Sky: Learn how to identify the Emu using the Southern Cross and other celestial landmarks, gaining insights into Aboriginal sky navigation

Shaila Akhter

MPhil, PhD
Dr. Shaila Akhter has done an MPhil and a PhD in Astrophysics and has around 10 years of teaching experience in University Physics and Astronomy at UNSW. She has conducted extensive physics and...