Karlie Noon and Krystal De Napoli in conversation
Please note: this event is being held online.
We are honoured to have Karlie Noon and Krystal De Napoli join us to explain the connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental and cultural practices and the behaviour of the stars, and consider what must be done to sustain our dark skies, and the information they hold, into the future.
Their book Astronomy: Sky Country explores how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the oldest scientists in human history. Many First Peoples regard the land as a reflection of the sky and the sky a reflection of the land. Sophisticated astronomical expertise embedded within the Dreamtime and Songlines is interwoven into a deep understanding of changes on the land, such as weather patterns and seasonal shifts, that are integral to knowledges of time, food availability, and ceremony.
This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.
Attendees will be sent a promo code to claim $5 off the price of the book when they receive the link to the event. This code will be valid until 24 hours after the event has ended. When purchasing in store, simply mention the discount code or show your digital ticket at the counter to receive the discount.
How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Readings
This event commences online at 6.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
To book for this event, you must provide your email address.
To ensure the Zoom event stays private, participants will be emailed a unique zoom link and a password 30 minutes before the event begins on the day of the event. Please check your email.
All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.
You do not need to have a Zoom account to join a meeting, but mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.