Monday, September 23, 2013

Australian Space Sciences Conference

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 Welcome

Hugh 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 

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 

Ragbir Bhathal:      Perspectives on Aboriginal Sky Knowledge

A full program can be viewed here.