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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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Aveni y Gary Urton, Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics, New York, The New York Academy of Sciences [Annals of the New York Academy of Siences, v.
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.
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.
Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy Newsletter, Quarterly Bulletin 5: 1, 4.
Reachable stars; patterns in the ethnoastronomy of eastern North America.
Star-crossed have been the efforts to bring to print the papers from the first scientific gathering on ethnoastronomy, held when cultural anthropologists were just beginning to catch sight of the potential importance of investigating sky knowledge among indigenous cultures.
22) In addition, there is evidence that some asterisms (constellations) are recognised by the Torres islanders and integrated into the above framework (due to the limits of this article I have not discussed the imagination of the heavens, another topic that has long been marginalised in Melanesian studies, but am currently preparing an article about ethnoastronomy in the Torres Islands).
He continues research in archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy and is currently consulting with Adler Planetarium on production of a star show on Skidi Pawnee astronomy.