14 Oct 2015

How astronomy has influenced Maori beliefs and practices

From Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 14 October 2015

A Marsden-funded, Waikato University study is collecting Maori oral histories, surveys, and data on the role of astronomy and its impact on Maori culture, design, observatories and landmarks. The researchers are expecting that they will collect thousands of bits of material detailing Maori associations with astronomy, including songs, proverbs, design, surveys and interviews. Dr Hemi Whaanga is an Associate Investigator and Researcher for Te Mauria Whiritoi: The Sky as a cultural resource project; and Hohepa Tuahine is a PhD student working on the project.