Ancient Euahlayi astronomy parallels with Einstein's space-time theory

Gravitational waves

That faint rising tone, physicists say, is the first direct evidence in Western science of gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. Aboriginal people in Australia are increasingly being recognised as the first astronomers. When the ancient wisdoms of the universe held by the oldest culture on earth meet modern astrophysics, a new concept is born – cultural astronomy. In a documentary film, Star Stories of the Dreaming , Euahlayi man Ghillar Michael Anderson shares with astrophysicist Professor Ray Norris teachings passed to him as the knowledge holder for his people.


will screen in Canberra at 6.30pm on 1st June 2016, at the Arc cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive


Ghillar and the filmmaker, Ellie Gilbert, will be in attendance.


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