Dreamtime astronomy: development of a new indigenous program at Sydney Observatory
The Australian National Curriculum promotes Indigenous culture in school education programs. To foster a broader appreciation of cultural astronomy, to utilise the unique astronomical heritage of the site, and to develop an educational program within the framework of the National Curriculum, Sydney Observatory launched Dreamtime Astronomy - a program incorporating Australian Indigenous culture, astronomy, and Sydney's astronomical history and heritage. This paper reviews the development and implementation of this program and discusses modifications following an evaluation that was conducted by schools.
Wyatt, G., Stephenson, T., & Hamacher, D. W. (2014). Dreamtime astronomy: Development of a new indigenous program at Sydney Observatory. JAHH, 17(2), 195–204.