The Celestial Bear: The Six Nations’ Night Sky – First Showing
Sep 30, 2023
1:45PM to 2:45PM
Date(s) - 30/09/2023
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on 30th September, all funds from today’s ticket sales will go to a local Indigenous non-profit organization.
“That is how I heard the story, so I thought that is how you would hear it as well…”
Join us for a fascinating show that blends local culture, history, and modern-day astronomy that shares the Six Nation’s sky lore and language through traditional indigenous night-sky stories. With narration and visuals by a live presentation and pre-recorded excerpts (in English, Mohawk, and Cayuga), learn about the story of the bear and the brothers and how it is retold every year with the rotating patterns in the night sky. See the same stars with a completely different understanding and appreciation!
This show was collaboratively produced by members of the Six Nations, McMaster’s Indigenous Studies Department, and the McCallion Planetarium.
All ticket sales are final.
A note that this show is not specifically designed for kids – if you are interested in a show designed for a younger audience, please consider our Introductory Astronomy for Kids options (typically on the first Wednesday or the third Saturday of each month).