Dark sky and Indigenous star knowledges

Join us for a public lecture from Professor Peter Swanson. Light lunch will be served afterwards.

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21 Apr 2023 | 12 - 1pm
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Peter Swanton, RSAA/ANU
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Rowena Ball, Hong Xu

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MSI is hosting a Guest Lecture, for Special Topics course in cross-cultural and Indigenous mathematics.

Peter Swanton is a Gamilaraay man from Mackay, QLD. Peter graduated from The Australian National University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics, specialising in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Peter’s work in astronomy initially began with research around black holes and cosmology, but he has since shifted his focus to cultural astronomy and dark sky preservation. Peter’s work will highlight the scientific importance of Indigenous star knowledges, and what we need to do in order to preserve these knowledges on Country, as well as in the night sky

Guest speaker: Peter Swanton, RSAA/ANU
Title: Dark sky and Indigenous star knowledges
Time: 12pm - 1pm Friday 21 April, followed by lunch and network

*This is a free event but registration is required.



Australian National University

Seminar Room 1.33

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