Learn from proud Wiradjuri woman, astrophysicist and science communicator Kirsten Banks about the night sky and Aboriginal astrology!
Kirsten Banks has an undeniable passion for all things space and astronomy. She grew up on Ku-ring-gai country in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, always looking up to and loving the sky.
Kirsten is a renowned science communicator, and loves to share her passion for space and astronomy. She speaks regularly at Sydney Observatory, has presented at numerous conferences, been featured at TEDx and on the ABC, and presents about Aboriginal Astronomy during and outside of NAIDOC Week and National Science Week. She’s also a published academic and PhD candidate.
In this event she will share her knowledge of astrophysics and the rich astronomical heritage of Indigenous Australians, who for thousands of years have looked to the sky for stories and lessons about everything from hunting and navigating to connecting with ancestors.
This event will take place online via Zoom. Register on Eventbrite to receive a meeting link by email in advance of the event.
This event is part of the Cooks River Alliance Wurridjal Festival celebrating mullet season in the Cooks River throughout March! See all festival events here: cooksriver.org.au/events
The Cooks River Alliance is a partnership between local councils Bayside, City of Canterbury Bankstown, Inner West and Strathfield which are working together to improve the health of the Cooks River.