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Talks (Culture, 2023)

Here are the talks that were dedicated to a specific one of the sky cultures – indigenous or historical.

The skies of the Inca

Steven R. Gullberg gives an overview over his research into Inca Astronomy and the application of Stellarium for solving some of the riddles.

The astronomy of the Lokono people

Konrad Rybka has studied the astronomical knowledge of the Lokono people and has implemented constellations and pronounciation audio files into Stellarium.

South American ethnoastronomy

Alejandro Lopez reports about his experiences with exploring ethnoastronomy of the Moqoit people in Southern America.

Aboriginal Star Names of Australia

Duane Hamacher elaborates on the difficulty of applying aboriginal star names of the oral cultures of Australia.

Chinese Constellations

Boshun Yang presents his research on the Chinese constellation system and how it evolved over time.

Indian Astronomy

B S Shylaja explains that star names in India can be attributed to more than just stars and are used in various contexts.