Burrung Murruway | Sky Trails | Masarat Alsama

Burrung Murruway | Sky Trails | Masarat Alsama

Sky Trails is a free community event that explores the intersection of science, culture and art through a series of panel lectures and practical star gazing evenings in Young, Goulburn and Picton.

The presenters for Burrung Murruway | Sky Trails | Masarat Alsama includes Ms Kirsten Banks, Masters student in astrophysics at University of NSW and Wiradjuri woman, Dr. Sam Bowker, Lecturer in Art History at Charles Sturt University and Medieval Sciences Islamic scholar, Khaled Sabsabi artist and Peter Swain artist and Wiradjuri man. Come along and learn about the Dark Emu in the Sky, learn about ancient astronomical artefacts and how the stars have influenced art and artists and continue to influence them in the present day.

The format of the evening lecture series will incorporate a relaxed atmosphere with scientists and artists speaking about scientific practice, cultural influences and arts. The presentations will cover western, Indigenous and Islamic approaches to Astronomy and the role of artists and their inspiration for using astronomical approaches in their arts practice.

This free event is open to the community and anyone with an interest in art and astronomy are invited to attend. A free interactive activity at the event enables children and young people to make a glow lamp using recycled materials including glass jars, card and light creating patterns associated with the night sky and the constellations in the southern sky. There will also be an opportunity for participants at Sky Trails to explore the stars through telescopes with the Macarthur Astronomical Society in Picton and Goulburn. Kirsten banks will also lead a viewing of the Dark Emu, a significant indigenous constellation.

Sky Trails

WHEN: 10 September
TIME: 5pm
WHERE: Young High School Hall
Campbell St Young

WHEN: 11 September
TIME: 5pm
WHERE: Goulburn North Public School Hall
Union St, Goulburn (Parking off Chatsbury St).

WHEN: 13 September
TIME: 5pm
WHERE: Picton Botanic Gardens
Regreme St, Picton.

For more information contact Caitlan on 4823 4407 or [email protected]

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