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Australian Space Sciences Conference

23 Sep 2013, 02:13 UTC
Australian Space Sciences Conference
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The Australian Space Sciences Conference is having their annual meeting at the University of New South Wales this year from 30 September to 2 October 2013.On Wednesday, 2 October, the ASSC will feature a plenary talk and a dedicated session to Indigenous Sky Knowledge. The papers presented at the meeting will be combined and published as a free eBook early next year.Talks include:Plenary Talk (9:00-9:30 am)John Goldsmith: The "Ilgarijiri- Things Belonging to the Sky" project: Collaboration between Aboriginal communities and radio astronomy in Australia.ISK Session (10:30-11:00 am)Les Bursill: Acknowledgement of Country and WelcomeHugh Cairns: An Ancient Aboriginal Astronomy from the Northern Territory Trevor Leaman: Ooldea Nights: Daisy Bates and the Aboriginal Sky Knowledge of the Great Victoria Desert, South Australia Robert Fuller: The Sky Knowledge of the Kamilaroi People and Their Neighbours David Pross: Sky Knowledge and Rock Art in the Sydney Basin Duane Hamacher: Are Supernovae Recorded in the Astronomical Traditions of Aboriginal Australians? Geoff Wyatt: Star wheel and signals: Sydney Observatory's Shared Sky education program Alice Gorman: Beyond the Morning Star: the Voyager spacecraft and Australian Aboriginal culture Ragbir Bhathal: Perspectives on Aboriginal Sky KnowledgeA full program can be viewed here.

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