The exhibition's curatorial development will be managed by Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. Curatorial content will be led by a team of Indigenous knowledge keepers. Principal curators will include Wilfred Buck, science facilitator at the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, and Annette S. Lee, Associate Professor of Astronomy & Physics at St. Cloud State University, along with David Pantalony, Curator, Physical Science and Medicine at Ingenium. International Indigenous partners from Africa, Australia, Mexico, South America, Asia, Hawaii, and New Zealand will also be included.
For tens of thousands of years, Indigenous people have been building a relationship with the night sky. Discover how the stars have provided a natural compass central to travel, trade, medicine, agriculture, spiritual life, and identity for Indigenous communities around the world. The exhibition will showcase artefacts representing global collections. An evocative, large-scale immersive environment will allow visitors to experience the awe of being under the night sky. Numerous mechanical and digital interactive elements will enhance visitors’ learning and understanding in an engaging, active way that reminds every human being that we come from the stars.
Led by Indigenous knowledge keepers, One Sky, Many Worlds: Indigenous Voices in Astronomy explores Indigenous Star Knowledge from locations around the globe. Featuring content from North America, Africa, Australia, Mexico, South America, Asia, Hawaii, and New Zealand, One Sky asks questions, and shares experiences that will resonate with all people who look up and wonder about the night sky.
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The exhibition's collection will include artefacts highlighting Indigenous star knowledge and science from around the world including items from North America, Africa, Australia, Mexico, South America, Asia, Hawaii, and New Zealand.