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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National Planetarium also encouraged the public to visit their new exhibition on ethnoastronomy and space science.
While waiting for the show, women visitors can visit the new exhibition on ethnoastronomy and space science located near the theatre.
(ed.): Archaeoastroastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: Building Bridges Between Cultures (iau Symposium, 278), pp.
Fredrick, Serena 2008 The sky of knowledge, a study of the ethnoastronomy of the Aboriginal people of Australia, MA thesis, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK.
"Watchers of the Pleiades: Ethnoastronomy among Native Cultivators in Northeastern North America." Ethnohistory 25 (4): 301-317.
Conklin, "The Information of Middle Horizon Quipus," in Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics, eds.
Fiery Shapes is difficult reading at first, not because the language is not clear, for it is very well written, but because the paucity of textual evidence for druidic ethnoastronomy and for the presence of applied astrology in early medieval Western Europe makes it virtually impossible to make almost any assertions concerning them.
Publications by K Snedegar and B Warner on ethnoastronomy, and B Warner and P Smits on the history of astronomy, were consulted.