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New made-in-Edmonton planetarium feature explores Indigenous perspectives on the night sky –

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201951 Views

April 12, 2019

It’s been three decades since Edmonton’s Telus World of Science has produced its own feature for the Zeidler Dome planetarium screen, and now the high-tech theatre is telling the earliest stories of science observation from right here in Canada.

“Throughout the world, everybody went outside and looked up at the night sky,” said Wilfred Buck, who is a content expert for the new film Legends of the Northern Sky.

The 22-minute show explores First Nations storytelling on how constellations in the night sky came to be.

Ancient cultures around the world studied the night sky, and the patterns they observed are some of the earliest examples of science in action. Those patterns told Indigenous communities when to plant seeds, when to migrate or how to find their way home.

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