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Planetarium Aboriginal Astronomy

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Stories in the Stars – Aboriginal Astronomy

Explore Indigenous Australian astronomy in this fascinating mobile Planetarium show.

European night sky stories are familiar to many people. However the Aboriginal stories of the southern skies are less well known.

Stories in the Stars shows children a new way—the oldest way—of looking at the night sky.

“Children enjoyed this activity – very educational.”
Samantha, Inspire

Highlights

  • Explore Indigenous Australian astronomy in this fascinating mobile Planetarium show
  • Find out how indigenous culture describes constellations that can’t be seen from northern latitudes
  • Even Constellations that can be seen from Europe appear in a different way in the sky in the southern hemisphere
All domes are now equipped with a HEPA air purification system.

What's Included?

  • Full compliance verification and documentation

Facilitator Profile

Starr’s Planetarium has been operating since 2005, during which time thousands of students have experienced this amazing earth and science astronomy incursion.

Starr’s Planetarium is the most experienced and longest running stargazing incursion provider traveling across NSW and the ACT. The Planetarium provides the largest range of digital full dome shows with the most advanced 360° immersive 4K projection movie system in Australia.

Gary Starr, presenter and owner has a passion for astrophysics. Gary continues to strengthen his knowledge from reputable sources such as NASA, as well as other world leading astronomy sources.

The cosmodome mobile Planetarium system was developed at Swinburne University Astrophysics Department in Australia and has now been enhanced with 4K projection technology.

Accreditation

  • Members of NASA Museum Alliance.
  • Presentation content is sourced from NASA and other world leading astronomy content sources.

Qualification

  • Experienced science communicator.
  • Extensive stargazing and presenting experience.
  • Current working with children check.
  • Current certificate of currency.
  • Risk assessment available.

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