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Harbour Cruise: Indigenous Navigation by the Stars

Enjoy a three-hour stargazing experience on Sydney Harbour aboard Tribal Warror’s Mari Nawi (Big Canoe), while the ship’s Aboriginal crew shares stories and skills based on traditional knowledge of navigation by the stars.

When: Saturday, August 17 2019. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Where: Australian National Maritime Museum
1 Murray Drive, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Topic: Environment and nature, Space and astronomy
Cost: $85 General; $65 Member; $65 Concession
Bookings: 02 9298 3777

Passed down through generations, navigation by the stars is one aspect of an intrinsic connnection to land, seas and skies, based on deep knowledge of stars, ocean, winds and tides.

Learn how stars are used to safely navigate and mark your position. You’ll discover these fascinating insights and more while experiencing an unforgettable evening under Sydney’s night skies.

Be sure to bring your binoculars and a jacket to stay cozy! Delicious warm light refreshments are provided.

Please note: stargazing is dependant on clear skies. if forecasts indicate that bad weather is expected, the cruise will be cancelled by 2pm on the day of sailing, and ticketed passengers will be notified and refunded.

This cruise is part of the museum’s National Science Week program and is made possible thanks to the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science.

Contact details:

Peter Tattersall
Australian National Maritime Museum
Email: info@sea.musuem
Phone: 02 9298 3777

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