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Investigating Ooldea Aboriginal Astronomical traditions by Trevor Leaman - 5 June 6:30pm

Cultural astronomer Trevor Leaman will discuss his personal investigations into the astronomical traditions of the Ngalea and Kokatha Peoples of central South Australia as recorded in the archives of amateur anthropologist Daisy Bates when stationed at Ooldea, South Australia in the early 20th century.

Bio Trevor Leaman is a PhD candidate in the School of Humanities & Languages, UNSW, researching the astronomical traditions of the Wiradjuri people of central NSW. He earned Diplomas in Civil & Mechanical Engineering (TAFE Tasmania), Degrees in Biology (QUT) & Forest Ecology (UQ), and an MSc in Astronomy (Swinburne University), which included a major project examining the astronomy of the Aboriginal people near Ooldea, South Australia, based on the archives of Daisy Bates.

He has also worked as an Astronomy Tour Guide at Ayres Rock (Uluru), and educator and program presenter at the Launceston Planetarium, and Sydney Observatory. In his spare time he runs his own Astronomy Education & Tour Guiding business, Dark Skies Downunder, based in Orange, Central West NSW, showcasing the Cultural night sky for schools, community groups and private functions. Prior to Trevor Leaman's talk will start at about 7pm

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Sydney City Skywatchers members will be sent a link. If you would like to join this talk and are not a member please contact our secretary via email at least 24 hours prior: After two sessions you are expected to become a member.

All participants are expected to display their names, mute during the talks and then use cameras during the discussions, be inclusive and show respect to speakers and each other.


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