Monday, March 7, 2011

Eta Carinae, Comets, and Cosmic Impacts!

By Duane Hamacher

The group has been very busy lately publishing papers, giving talks, and promoting Aboriginal Astronomy.  

Recent papers include (click on the link to access the paper):

Hamacher, D.W. and Frew, D.J. (2010), An Aboriginal Record of the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae, Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp. 220-234.

Norris, R.P. & Hamacher, D.W. (2011), Astronomical symbolism in Australian Aboriginal rock artRock Art Research Volume 28, Issue 1, pp. 99-106

Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2010), Meteors in Australian Aboriginal DreamingsWGN - Journal of the International Meteor Organization Volume 38, Issue 3, pp. 87-98

Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2009), 
Australian Aboriginal Geomythology: eyewitness accounts of cosmic impacts? Archaeoastronomy Volume 22, pp. 60-93

We have a couple of new papers that are currently in press and will be out very soon:

Hamacher, D.W. (2011), Meteoritics and cosmology among the Aboriginal cultures of Central AustraliaJournal of Cosmology, Volume 13, in press (March 2011)

Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2011), 
Comets in Australian Aboriginal AstronomyJournal for Astronomical History & Heritage Volume 14, Issue 1, in press (March 2011)

As you can see, we are churning out as much research as possible, and we welcome any questions or comments from the general public and academic community!

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