Indigenous Astronomy - Kirsten Banks
Look Who's Talking Local History - Thursday 24 June 6.00pm - 7.30pm - Free
Aboriginal people have been described as the world's first astronomers. Long before the Greeks and Romans, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people developed a number of practical ways to observe the sun, moon and stars to inform navigation, calendars and predict weather.
The unique skills and perspectives of Aboriginal people will be explored by indigenous astrophysicist Kirsten Banks, particularly with regard to traditional knowledge of astronomy and the part it plays in indigenous narratives.
Kirsten Banks is an astrophysicist and passionate science communicator with Wiradjuri ancestry who loves to share her knowledge of astronomy, particularly indigenous stories of the stars.