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Indigenous Planetarium Show: The Celestial Bear

Sunday, June 16, 2024
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC)
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A fascinating show that blends local culture, history, and modern-day astronomy that shares the Six Nation’s sky lore and language through traditional indigenous night-sky stories. With narration and visuals by a live presentation and pre-recorded excerpts (in English, Mohawk, and Cayuga), learn about the story of the bear and the brothers and how it is retold every year with the rotating patterns in the night sky. See the same stars with a completely different understanding and appreciation! This show was collaboratively produced by members of the Six Nations, McMaster’s Indigenous Studies Program, and the McCallion Planetarium, and is hosted at Queen's University by the McDonald Institute.

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