Astronomy Live: Indigenous Astronomy as Told by the Haudenosaunee

Part of Astronomy Live

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

A panoramic view of a mountain range against a backdrop of the night sky, with bright stars and colored splotches of the Milky Way. David Babayan via Unsplash
Indigenous sky watching stands as a rich and foundational source for the origins of modern astronomy.

The careful observation of stars, the Moon, and other celestial bodies by Indigenous communities not only facilitated practical aspects of daily life but also played a pivotal role in cultural traditions. 

Join us for an exciting presentation by Samantha Doxtator, Haudenosaunee, Oneida (Wolf Clan), on Indigenous astronomy. Learn about Haudenosaunee perspectives on astronomical connections to creation stories, innovation, perseverance, and life cycles on Earth.

This program utilizes OpenSpace software supported by NASA under award No NNX16AB93A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.