Friday, March 12, 2021
9 am hst, 11 am pst, 12 noon mst, 1 pm cst, 2 pm est
Join us for an exciting live show on Hawai'ian Indigenous Astronomy including the revitalization of Wayfinding and traditional Hawai'ian methods of navigation. Students from the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences will present their research which will include a place-based activity, “Make Your Own Hawai'ian Star Compasses” and essential understanding of the Hawaiian Star Families. Also an important discussion on the parallel between the Indigenous Hawai'ian process of choosing a crew and the NASA process used for the Artemis Moon mission (2024) and later the Mars mission (2030’s), both grounded in similar missions of exploration but employing different technologies.
Presented by: Kālepa Baybayan, Lisa Barnard, Barbara Sarbin, Jacqueline Ramirez, and Annette S. Lee. Our lead school is the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences in Volcano, Hawai'i. Supporting organizations are Native Skywatchers, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hokule'a, and NASA. Funded by NASA – Next Gen STEM.
Weaving together Indigenous Hawai'ian Astronomy & NASA science this work offers insights from both world-views. “Etuaptumumk” as described by Mi’kmaw elders:
"Two-Eyed Seeing is learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing, and to use both these eyes for the benefit of all."
(Bartlett, Marshall and Marshall 2012, 336)