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2019 Swinburne Reconciliation Lecture: First Nations, First Astronomers

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Date: Thursday 30 May 2019
Venue: ATC101 lecture theatre, ATC Building, 427-451 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122

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2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, and the year Indigenous Astronomy was included in the Australian National Curriculum. These have spawned a number of activities and scholarship between astronomers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders across Australia.

Join Gunnai and Yorta Yorta custodian Uncle Wayne Thorpe, Kamilaroi woman and astrophysics student Krystal De Napoli, and cultural astronomer Dr Duane Hamacher for an open panel discussion about the many layers of Indigenous astronomical knowledge and exciting happenings in the world of astronomy and space.

Event details

Registration: 5.30pm – 6.20pm (canapés and refreshments provided)
Lecture: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Contact Information: Simone Hamlin
Email: shamlin@swin.edu.au Tel: 9214 4450