Wellington Astronomical Society promotes astronomy in and around the Wellington region. We hold regular activities and meetings with guest speakers, hire telescopes to members, provide a monthly newsletter as well as much more.Site Updated 25-May-2016
The next WAS meeting will be held on
Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 7:30 pm
at Carter Observatory,
Revitalising Maori Astronomical Knowledge and Traditional Calendars
Presenters: Dr Pauline Harris and Ockie Simmond
Maori astronomical knowledge infused its way through many different areas of Maori knowledge, culture and practice. This talk will describe some of the aspects of Maori astronomical knowledge and traditional calendars. We will discuss in particular practices and research being conducted relating to fishing, agriculture and ecological knowledge.