Indigenous science, songlines and stars – an evening in the Science Space, Innovation Campus will be on Tuesday 15 August from 6 - 9pm.
This will include shows and presentations in the Planetarium:
Planetarium show: A preview of the Lizard Island section of The Earth Above planetarium show.
In collaboration between the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) and Deakin University’s Motion Lab, this planetarium video showcases Australia’s ancient Indigenous heritage. This highlights the role of Indigenous communities and scientific and traditional knowledges to help future-proof Australia’s biodiversity.
Presentation by Dr Robert Fuller: Black Duck Songline – links to the Seven Sisters star cluster.
The Seven Sisters is one of the most important elements of Aboriginal cosmologies across Australia, and features in songlines and oral traditions, as well as being a resource calendar identifier. Bob is an Adjunct Fellow at the School of Science, Western Sydney University and member of Australian Indigenous Astronomy
Presentation by Dr Jodi Edwards: Whale Songlines that connect First Nations along the East Coast of Australia.
Jodi is a proud Dharawal Custodian and will present on whale songlines.
There will be an intermission with food provided and the Science Space lower level exhibits will be available to explore.