ethnoastronomy

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eth·no·as·tron·o·my

 (ĕth′nō-ə-strŏn′ə-mē)
n.
The study of the knowledge, interpretations, and practices of contemporary cultures regarding celestial objects or phenomena.

eth′no·as′tro·nom′i·cal (-ăs′trə-nŏm′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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In addition, I have recorded a substantial body of ethnoastronomical knowledge regarding Torres islanders' perceptions of the night sky and the celestial sphere, all of which contain strong mythical components.