Friday, February 26, 2021
10:30 am cst, 11:30 am est, 9:30 am mst, 8:30 am pst
Join us for an exciting live show on African Indigenous Astronomy and NASA Moon to Mars. Presentations will include: parallels between the Greek Twin Gods-Apollo (Sun) and Artemis (Moon) and the West African country of Benin’s Twin Gods - Mawu (Moon) and Liza (Sun) from the Fon people and properties of the Moon from the over-arching feminine representation to the astrochemistry on the lunar south pole. A closer look at African Thunder gods may provide insight for naming the next NASA mission…!
Presented by: Jarita Holbrook, Amun Said, Carmen Gavin Vanegas, Angela Osuji, and Annette S. Lee. Our leads schools are: All Nations-South High School and Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Supporting organizations are Native Skywatchers and NASA. Funded by NASA – Next Gen STEM.
Weaving together examples of Indigenous African Indigenous 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)