June Meeting Report 2021
Our speaker this evening was Diana Challis who very kindly stepped in at the very last minute when our scheduled speaker had to cancel due a family emergency. Diana spoke to us about 6 constellations and told us the stories behind those constellations for different communities. It was fascinating.
Did you know that the Aborigines have no stories about the Plough because they can’t see it. We call it the Plough and the Americans the big dipper.
The Winter Milk Way is known as the Bone serpent and the Summer Milky Way is the bone serpent by the Maya. However, the Inca labelled the dust lanes in the Milky Way by different animals, the toad, llama and baby llama
Excellent presentation from Diana and fantastic stories, I highly recommend this talk.