The Universe of Societies in a Relative Perspective: Exercises of Ethnoastronomy

Fares, Érika Akel and Martins, Karla Pessoa and Araujo, Lidiane Maciel and Filho, Michel Sauma (2014) The Universe of Societies in a Relative Perspective: Exercises of Ethnoastronomy. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 1. pp. 77-85. ISSN 1806-7573


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This work developed at the Planetarium of Pará employing workshops designed for visitor schools (public, private, specials groups), promotes the popularization of the Ethnoastronomy with the aim of diffusing values based on a cultural diversity tolerance and the need of harmonic interplay between people and environment. Using stories and debates, the relationship between humans and the Cosmos is traced from antiquity until today, with the help of slides as a didactic resource. Thus, many conceptions about the origin of the Universe are shown; as well as some constellations created along the History, ending with the present scientific manner of know and explain the World. We then demonstrate the links between space, time and culture with the Cosmos vision. The need to think the World within a plural context to create respect for other different persons is emphasized.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2017 01:52
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 00:08

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