Virtual Planetarium Summer Series: Polynesian Star Lore and Navigation in the Pacific

Join us on Thursday, August 27 for the sixth and final program in our “What’s New in the Night Sky” virtual summer series. This 6-part collection offers a different program every two weeks, celebrating the diversity of the night sky by highlighting the star lore of a different culture. This week, our summer series concludes with an in-depth look at Polynesian star lore. Long before the development of the compass, chart, and sextant, the Polynesian people were fearlessly navigating the vast Pacific Ocean, using observations of the stars and a keen memory to find their way across the sea. By organizing the night sky into giant constellations known as Star Families, the ancient methods of tool-less navigation continue today in the descendants of these amazing wayfinders.


Thursday, August 27, 2020
1:30 pm
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Program is open to all ages.

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