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Aboriginal Australians were the first to document stars in the southern hemisphere. Some are still using the stars to guide hunting and food gathering, and as a source of moral instruction passed down through oral history. (Ong

Aboriginal Australians were the first to document stars in the southern hemisphere. Some are still using the stars to guide hunting and food gathering, and as a source of moral instruction passed down through oral history. (Ong

Australian Indigenous Astronomy - never occurred to me there was such a thing - can we use that?

Australian Indigenous Astronomy - never occurred to me there was such a thing - can we use that?

Australian Indigenous Astronomy: Impact Craters in Aboriginal Dreamings, Part 1: Henbury

Australian Indigenous Astronomy: Impact Craters in Aboriginal Dreamings, Part 1: Henbury

Astronomical Symbolism in Australian Aboriginal Rock Art | Duane Hamacher - Academia.edu

Astronomical Symbolism in Australian Aboriginal Rock Art | Duane Hamacher - Academia.edu

Indigenous constellations - Barnaby Norris What they found was remarkable… the emu aligns to her image in the night sky at the time of year that emu eggs are ready to be collected (late May and early June, Figure 4). Emu eggs were an important food source for Aboriginal people, and the engraving features an egg within the emu herself. The image won Barnaby Norris a Eureka prize and has become the definitive symbol for Aboriginal Astronomy today.

Indigenous constellations - Barnaby Norris What they found was remarkable… the emu aligns to her image in the night sky at the time of year that emu eggs are ready to be collected (late May and early June, Figure 4). Emu eggs were an important food source for Aboriginal people, and the engraving features an egg within the emu herself. The image won Barnaby Norris a Eureka prize and has become the definitive symbol for Aboriginal Astronomy today.

Alma Nungurrayi Granites Seven Sisters Dreaming13/Alma%20Nungurray%20Granites/3718-12.jpg

Alma Nungurrayi Granites Seven Sisters Dreaming13/Alma%20Nungurray%20Granites/3718-12.jpg

the "Emu" in the sky, a constellation defined by the dark clouds not the stars, the "crux" above the head (called coalsack), and "scorpius" on the left

the "Emu" in the sky, a constellation defined by the dark clouds not the stars, the "crux" above the head (called coalsack), and "scorpius" on the left

A new study of Aboriginal astronomy has found that Australia's first people viewed comets as portents of doom. Aboriginal societies typically associated comets with fear, death, omens of sickness, malevolent spirits and evil magic, which is consistent with many other cultures around the world."

A new study of Aboriginal astronomy has found that Australia's first people viewed comets as portents of doom. Aboriginal societies typically associated comets with fear, death, omens of sickness, malevolent spirits and evil magic, which is consistent with many other cultures around the world."

The Emu In the Sky Constellation: Australian Aboriginal Astronomy

The Emu In the Sky Constellation: Australian Aboriginal Astronomy

The Aboriginal people of Australia developed an astronomy where figures from their mythology were represented by the dark patches, stars and other features of the night sky.

Aboriginal perspectives in the curriculum - Aboriginal Astronomy - Emu in the Sky, Southern Cross, The sun, The Seven Sisters, Tagai (the warrior), the seasons, the moon, and the morning star

Aboriginal perspectives in the curriculum - Aboriginal Astronomy - Emu in the Sky, Southern Cross, The sun, The Seven Sisters, Tagai (the warrior), the seasons, the moon, and the morning star

Australian Aboriginal astronomy refers to Indigenous Australian culture relating to astronomical objects and their motions on the sky

Australian Aboriginal astronomy refers to Indigenous Australian culture relating to astronomical objects and their motions on the sky

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy, by Prof Ray Norris - http://astronomycentral.net/australian-aboriginal-astronomy-by-prof-ray-norris/

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy, by Prof Ray Norris - http://astronomycentral.net/australian-aboriginal-astronomy-by-prof-ray-norris/

The Moon - Aboriginal Astronomy - Star Lab - The ScIslands - Questacon

The Moon - Aboriginal Astronomy - Star Lab - The ScIslands - Questacon