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Sky Stories: Western Science meets Aboriginal knowledge

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Sky Stories is a melding of Western science and Aboriginal knowledge – a chance to look at the stars and see them from two perspectives.

On the night there will be telescopes for viewing the night sky and a free BBQ. A great family event with lots of entertainment for the kids!

Background of Sky Stories
Sky Stories is a professional learning project initiated by Charles Sturt University and coordinated and co funded by Future Moves, designed to use astronomy to engage students in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics

An integral element of the project is acknowledging the links between students, the school curriculum, family, community and their sky stories. This enables new ways of learning, teaching and community engagement around science. The use of social media is pivotal to this process and enables pilot schools to capture, share, collaborate and reflect upon the new ways of science in their own community, between Sky Stories communities and beyond.

Special Guest Speaker:
Trevor Leaman
PhD Researcher on the Wiradjuri Cultural Astronomy Project and Director of Dark Skies Downunder.

Astronomers: 
Rod Somerville, Orange Planetarium.
Ray Pickard, Bathurst Observatory Research Facility
Tina Leaman

Venue / Address:
Charles Sturt University, Girinyalanha Park, Leeds Parade, ORANGE NSW 2800.

Parking space available in carparks 1, 2, 3 and 5. Signs and ushers will be present the evening.

Please register for this free event: https://about.csu.edu.au/community/events/upcoming/orange/explorations-series-sky-stories

Details

Date:
September 10
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://about.csu.edu.au/community/events/upcoming/orange/explorations-series-sky-stories

Organizer

Charles Sturt University
Phone:
1800275278
Website:
https://csu.edu.au/

Other

Is the event wheelchair accessible
Yes

Venue

Charles Sturt University
Leeds Parade
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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