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Cove Civic Centre

1 Ragamuffin Drive

Hallett Cove, SA 5158

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Aboriginal Australians have been looking at the night sky for thousands of years. Presented by Paul Curnow Lecturer in Astronomy

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Aboriginal Australians have been looking at the night sky for thousands of years. During this time, they have been able to build up a complex knowledge of the stars and their movements. This connection with the night sky represents some of the earliest ponderings about the cosmos and was an effort to explain natural phenomena. Moreover, the stars were used for navigation, education, as a seasonal guide to the availability of foods, in addition to reinforcing cultural identity and spirituality. Come along and hear about some of the Aboriginal Dreaming stories; their ‘dark pattern’ constellations such as the ‘celestial emu’; the names they gave to the stars and the differences between the way the sky is viewed in comparison to the classical 88-constellations used by contemporary astronomers.  Presented by Paul Curnow (B.Ed), Lecturer in Astronomy, Adelaide Planetarium

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Marion Libraries are taking measures to protect all members of the community. It is vital all instructions are followed.

1) Do not attend Marion Libraries if you or anyone in your group has any symptoms of cold or flu.

2) Keep 1.5 metres distance from others.

3) Wash hands or use sanitiser provided before entering and exiting the premises.

4) Maintain appropriate personal hygiene practices (especially covering coughs and sneezes).

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Cove Civic Centre

1 Ragamuffin Drive

Hallett Cove, SA 5158

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