Dreamtime Astronomy - 01 March 2017 Stream 3 - 10:00
Provider: Powerhouse Museum
Date: 01 March 2017
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 11:00
Duration: 60 Minutes
Closing Date: Bookings Close
Availability: DEC and Non-DEC
DEC Positions: 1
Non-DEC Positions: 1
Price: $110 (Discount for RAM Equity)
KLA Syllabus: Primary
Key Learning Area/s:
KLA Keyword/s: astronomy, Dreamtime, Indigenous, Aboriginal
Event Overview: Learners will experience the living cultural astronomy of the Kamilaroi / Euahlayi or the Boorong Clan of the Wergaia (Vic) peoples and be inspired by the images and lore found in the night sky. Dreamtime stories including those about Warambul (The Milky Way: Kamilaroi/Euahlayi) and Yaraan or Gulabah (The Southern Cross: Kamilaroi/Euahlayi) and the Nurrumbunguttia (Old spirits whose campfire smoke became the Milky Way: Boorong), demonstrate a deep understanding and relationship with the sky that is shared across Australia’s diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
A highly recommended option is to purchase and pre-assemble a colourful planisphere set (rotating star map) which includes an Indigenous community and Western star wheels for the learners to keep. These greatly enhance participation during the video conference and are used to explore the night sky and compare different sky lore. Two planisphere star wheels, cover, split pin and instructions are available at an extra cost of $5 per learner including postage and are sent two weeks ahead of the booking.
Additional Booking Instructions: It's easy to book your excursion in three steps:
1. BOOK: Click the 'Book Excursion' button below and complete the online form.
2. CONFIRM: We will email you a booking confirmation and tax invoice for payment. Please check that all your details are correct, sign and return the form to us to confirm your booking.
3. PAY: Full program payment must be received at least five (5) days prior to the excursion or your booking will automatically be cancelled.
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