Sunday July 10: lecture on Aboriginal astronomy
Dr. Ragbir Bhathal, researcher at the University of Western Sydney Australia, tells on Sunday 10 July 2011 in a lecture at Sonnenborgh – museum & observatory about the fascinating relationship that the Indigenous population of Australia has with astronomy.
The Australian continent covers a huge area of land mass that stretches approximately 3,800 km in the north-south direction and 4,000 km in the east-west direction. It lies directly under the centre of the magnificent Milky Way galaxy with its billions of stars which to the Aboriginal people of Australia is a huge river in the sky where their ancestral spirits live. Dr Ragbir Bhathal is an award winning author and astrophysicist who carries out research in astrophysics, physics education and Aboriginal astronomy at the University of Western Sydney in Australia. The lecture is organised together with and at Sonnenborgh – museum & observatory and is held in English.
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Admission: € 6 (also admission to Sonnenborgh)
Tickets for sale at the entrance desk or upfront via: http://utrechtsuitburo.activetickets.com/sonnenborgh
- 6 September: start of the new cultural season
- Summer Sunday concerts by didgeridoo expert and musician Michiel Teijgeler
- 12 May: Professor Barbara Gillam on A new approach to Australian Aboriginal art
- 18 April: artist talk by Michael Cook
- 26 March: artist talk by Daniel Boyd
- 2 November: special 3D screenings of film Above Us All at the AAMU
- 30 October: debate about Art, visual culture and identity at SPUI25 in Amsterdam
- Summer Sunday afternoon concerts at the AAMU
- Wednesday 11 June: lecture about Indigenous literature by Dr Anita Heiss
- 5 and 6 April: national Museum Weekend