Cultural sensitivities are very much a part of cultural astronomy. To begin with, when archaeoastronomical data is collected it must be placed into cultural context. This necessitates understanding the culture and why it uses/used astronomy. Understanding a culture must not stop there, however. The concerns of Indigenous people at astronomical sites built upon their sacred… Continue reading Steve Gullberg
My name is Javier Mejuto, at the moment I chair the Archeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy Department at the Space Sciences Faculty, National Autonomous University of Honduras. I am member of the Culturally Sensitive Sites Committee as part of my service in the IAU (International Astronomical Union), where I am Co-chairing the Inter-Commission C1-C2-C3-C4 WG Astronomy in… Continue reading Javier Mejuto
Interview with Culturally Sensitive Sites Committee Member Steve Miller. Listen to the Audio here Jarita Holbrook: So, actually I’m going to start with, who are you, Steve Miller? Steve Miller: I’m the Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) at the moment. Steve Miller: I’ve been a professor of planetary science and science communication… Continue reading Steve Miller
Welcome to the Cultural Skies Blog! This blog is a way of sharing information about the IAU-RAS-AAS Sensitive Sites working group along with out goals and our achievements. For 2022, I am organising our monthly blogs. We will have guest editors drawn from our working group tell us about themselves, their research and their roles… Continue reading The IAU-RAS-AAS Sensitive Sites Committee Blog
Under construction Welcome to the website of the joint IAU/RAS/AAS working group on culturally sensitive sites.