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Some US NPs beginning to incorporate Indigenous astronomy into its programs

Spotting Orion or Ursa Major is a highlight of any camping trip, but Greek constellations aren’t the only stories scattered among the stars. For millennia, Native Americans have used the cosmos for everything from weather prediction to navigation.

Only in the past few decades, though, has Indigenous astronomy gained momentum in the world of modern science—and now it’s making its way into the U.S. National Park Service’s stargazing movement.

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