'Things belonging to the sky': a symposium on Indigenous Astronomy

Registration | Program | Speakers | Sponsors | Further info

Date: Fri 27 November
Time: 9.00 – 5.30pm, followed by a reception in the AIATSIS foyer
Venue: Mabo Room, AIATSIS

2009 is the International Year of Astronomy and with CSIRO and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), AIATSIS is pleased to host the first forum for debate and discussion focused on Australian Indigenous Astronomy.

In conjunction with the launch of art exhibition 'Ilgarijiri - things belonging to the sky' , a one day symposium on Indigenous Astronomy will be held at the Institute on the 27th of November 2009.

The symposium will bring together leading expertise in the field to share knowledge and perspectives about Australian Indigenous perceptions of the night sky.

Registration: $50 (Concession $30 *Students and pensioners only – must show photo ID). Funds are available to support registration for those who do not have access to other sources of funding. Priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander attendees. To request registration support please fill out this form (209Kb).

Spaces are limited, so please register as soon as possible. You may register on the day if spaces are available.

To register, download and complete the form excel106Kb.Email, fax or post to:

Email: publicprograms@aiatsis.gov.au

Fax: 02 6249 7714

Post :
Astronomy Symposium
Research Program
GPO Box 553
ACT 2601

Preliminary Program: Download here pdf 27Kb

Participants include:

Event Sponsors


Curtin University     CSIRO     International Year of Astronomy logo      International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research WA Govt logo

Further Information

Contact: Cressida Fforde tel: (02) 6261 4221

AIATSIS Library Indigenous Astronomy display

Visit the AIATSIS Library's display of Indigenous Australian Astronomy items from our collections including: children's books, posters, books, articles, brochures, electronic materials and rare books.

Search Mura, the AIATSIS library and audiovisual collections catalogue for items on Indigenous Astronomy.