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Dreamtime Astronomy - 19 October 2016 Stream 2 - 10:00

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Dreamtime Astronomy

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Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Powerhouse Museum

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Date: 19 October 2016

Start Time: 10:00

End Time: 11:00

Duration: 60 Minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 0

Non-DEC Positions: 0

Price: $110 (Discount for RAM Equity)

KLA Syllabus: Primary

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Event Overview: Learners will experience and engage with the living cultural astronomy of the Kamilaroi / Euahlayi or the Boorong Clan of the Wergaia (Vic) peoples and be inspired by the images and lore found in the night sky.

Dreamtime stories including those about Warambul (The Milky Way: Kamilaroi/Euahlayi) and Yaraan or Gulabah (The Southern Cross: Kamilaroi/Euahlayi) and the Nurrumbunguttias (Old spirits whose campfire smoke became the Milky Way: Boorong), demonstrate a deep understanding and relationship with the sky that is shared across Australia’s diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

In teams, learners will re-construct a Boorong story about the creation of the Sun and discover the multitude of layers these stories contain.

A recommended, but not needed, option is to purchase our colourful community based planisphere set (rotating star map) which includes Indigenous community and Western star wheels for the learners to keep. These enhance participation during the video conference and are used to set challenges based on the night sky. Two planisphere star wheels, cover, split pin and instructions are available at an extra cost of $5 per learner including postage. These are sent two weeks ahead of the booking.


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Additional Booking Instructions: It's easy to book your excursion in three steps:

1. BOOK: Click the 'Book Excursion' button below and complete the online form.

2. CONFIRM: We will email you a booking confirmation and tax invoice for payment. Please check that all your details are correct, sign and return the form to us to confirm your booking.

3. PAY: Full program payment must be received at least five (5) days prior to the excursion or your booking will automatically be cancelled.

Further Information: If you would like to request an alternate date and time, please contact book@maas.museumn or on (02) 9217 0222.

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