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2011 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Date: Monday, August 01


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Indigenous Astronomy
  Location: SS Ballroom DE
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM
  Presider: Tom Foster,
  Co-Presiders(s): None
  Equipment: N/A
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Ethnoastronomy: Exploring Native Astronomy on the Great Plains
  Location: SS Ballroom DE
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 6:30PM - 7:00PM
  Author: Mark Hollabaugh, Normandale Community College
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Ethnoastronomy is the study of an indigenous people's astronomy. Through legends, winter counts, and second-hand reports, we know a great deal about astronomy on the Great Plains in the 19th century. This talk will explore how ethnoastronomers use many well-known tools of astronomy to understand phenomena, events, and beliefs of a native people. Focusing primarily on the Lakota people of the western Dakotas, examples will include eclipses, meteor showers, and the aurora borealis.
  Footnotes: None
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Ways of Seeing: Native Perspectives in Astronomy
  Location: SS Ballroom DE
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 7:00PM - 7:30PM
  Author: Diana Wiig, University of Wyoming
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: While attending a cultural festival at the Wind River Reservation, I brought my telescope to share with the students and their parents. During our night sky navigation, I began to hear murmured stories that were unfamiliar to me. I was intrigued; so began my journey into the rich oral/written narratives of Northern Arapaho and Shoshone cultures. This presentation will share some of the stories, resources, and websites to further enhance the astronomy experience from a native perspective.
  Footnotes: sponsored by Thomas Foster
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