For tens of thousands of years, Indigenous astronomers have used the night sky to inform their complex cultural knowledge systems to communicate science and lore. These knowledge systems rely on the visual cues of the night sky in order to set the stage for Dreaming stories, while also informing us of the weather forecasts, food economics and seasonal calendars of the land that we are on. These cues come from various celestial phenomena, including star positions and their variability in brightness, meteor sightings, haloes, eclipses, and a curious feature known as a dark sky constellation.

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