Cultures around the world call the Pleiades constellation ‘seven sisters’, even though we can only see six stars today. But things looked quite different 100,000 years ago
The planets we can see in the sky were known to the ancient Greeks as ‘wandering stars’. But they appeared much earlier in the stories and traditions of Australia’s Indigenous people.
Four star names from Aboriginal Australia have been recognised by the International Astronomical Union. So what are they and where to find them?
This exhibition at the National Museum of Australia is not only brilliant but marks an important turning point in how Aboriginal art is exhibited.
A new look at some of the oral traditions of Aboriginal Australians shows a deep understanding of three red-giant variable stars, long before European observers.
Aboriginal people have been using the stars to help remember routes between distant locations, and these routes are still alive in our highway networks today.