Weekend Cultural Astronomy Workshop: Last chance to join the fun!
UWC, together with the South African Astronomical Observatory, HartRAO, Iziko Planetarium, and North West University, is offering a free Cultural Astronomy workshop for school teachers and university students (that means YOU) from 12-13 July 2014.
Cultural Astronomy is a different way of looking at the skies. Astronomy and astrophysics focus on celestial objects, phenomena and mechanics. Cultural astronomy focuses on people, and the way they relate to the skies – and how that works in a country that’s leading astronomical research on the African continent.
The workshop will train students in how to do cultural astronomy research, combining astronomy with history, anthropology, folklore, archaeology, indigenous knowledge studies and art history. School teachers will learn to integrate indigenous knowledge studies with cultural astronomy in lesson plans.
Participants will be able to interact and ask questions of international experts, under the guidance of UWC’s Prof Jarita Holbrook, one of the major voices in the cultural astronomy movement.
And in case you can’t get enough astronomy – the workshop will be followed by the Oxford X: Astronomy, Indigenous Knowledge and Interpretation conference running from 14-18 July 2014, more