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Gifford Observatory (WN College).
Contact John Field for details.



The next WAS meeting will be held on

Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 7:30 pm

at Carter Observatory,

Upland Rd,

Kelburn,

Wellington

Topic:
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.

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