Explore Australian Indigenous Astronomy 

By Community

Australia is home to hundreds of Aboriginal nations, each with a unique language and culture. Here you can explore the astronomical knowledge and traditions of particular Aboriginal communities by clicking on the language group or region below. The numbers of communities shown will grow over time as we add more content.


By Topic

Are you interested in how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people understand comets and meteors in their traditions? Or perhaps how communities read the stars? Below, you can explore Indigenous Astronomical Knowledge by astronomical object or phenomenon – including navigation, aurorae, weather, star properties and more.