65,000 yrs – the great history of Australian Aboriginal Astronomy | Kirsten Banks | TEDxYouth@Sydney

Emus can’t fly, but there’s an Emu in the sky. People have been looking up to the stars for a long time, but for how long? Explore a different perspective of the night sky and learn about the great history of Australian Aboriginal Astronomy. Kirsten Banks is a proud Wiradjuri Woman and Astrophysicist with an undeniable passion for space and astronomy.

From a young age, Kirsten has always been fascinated by the sky. She first had a love for meteorology in Primary School, but then graduated from the clouds to the stars in mid-High School. Kirsten loves to communicate science and has done so on many platforms including writing for The Guardian Australia, speaking across Australia and Europe on numerous radio shows and has been a panellist on ABC TVs The Drum.

She is also a regular tour guide at Sydney Observatory. After graduating from an undergraduate degree in Physics in 2018, Kirsten strives towards commencing a PhD in the years to come. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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