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v. 13 no. 6
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2 be missed. His website is www.terrastro.com where we can understand better why the Boorong word for night sky or space (direl or Tyrrell) is used to name the lake. 30 November 2010 The Worara astronomy camp was very well organised but the weather was crook and the cloud cover quite dense. So we went inside for the powerpoint presentation. Next year it may be earlier in the year, further north, and associated with the earthly cultural heritage. Congratulations to Worawa for their initiative. Cheers, John. Exploding star recorded in Aboriginal Dreamtime Australian researchers Duane Hamacher and David Frew have recently discovered that the eruption of a huge star 150 years ago was recorded and incorporated into the traditions of an Australian Aboriginal community living near Lake Tyrell in north-western Victoria. For the story visit http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/aborigines-recorded-major-starexplosion.htm For a copy of the paper by Hamacher and Frew (2010) go to http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.4610.pdf Selected Documents in Aboriginal Astronomy Dr Ragbir Bhathal, Director of the National Project on Aboriginal Astronomy at the University of Western Sydney, has just published Selected Documents in Aboriginal Astronomy. This is a compilation of some of the major papers and notes that were published on Aboriginal Astronomy before the 1940s. Further work is being carried out to publish a comprehensive book on papers and notes published before the 1940s. RESOURCES Mparntwe Project We are year 6 Aboriginal students from Larapinta Primary School. We are gathering and researching information about the creation of Mparntwe (Alice Springs). There are stories about the sacred places of Alice Springs which happened a long time ago. We are learning about the caterpillars and wild dog dreamings, which are the two main stories. There are lots of other different stories about different places. But these are the most important ones in Alice Springs. Visit the Mparntwe Project website at http://www.mjhall.org/mparntwe/index.htm IHPST Newsletter The October IHPST Newsletter is now available on the web at: http://ihpst.net/newsletters/ 1. Presidents Column: Formal Membership of IHPST now Available 2. Science & Education Current Issue Volume 19 Number 10 3. Science & Education Journal Report 4. Assistant Journal Editors Appointed 5. Journal Special Issue: Philosophical Considerations in the Teaching of Biology http://www.terrastro.com/ http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/aborigines-recorded-major-star-explosion.htm http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/aborigines-recorded-major-star-explosion.htm http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.4610.pdf http://www.mjhall.org/mparntwe/index.htm http://ihpst.net/newsletters/