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Images in the Sky: Navajo Constellations and their Meaning
Release 5PM 19 September 2020
Educator and archaeoastronomer Bryan Bates shares insights into Diné cultural astronomy: “Native people have consistently watched the movement of the Sun, Moon and Stars and tied the changing patterns to seasonal changes of weather, plant growth and animal behavior, aspects often anticipated and celebrated through ceremony. Because the Navajo wandered, they did not have a consistent horizon to use as a reference system for their observations. Thus, the Navajo watched the monthly migration of their constellations across the sky, with their elders often observing just before sunrise.”
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