Māramataka and Māramatanga
Our Māori lunar calendar and understanding stars and planets of the Māori night sky
Toa Waaka - Founder of The Society of Māori Astronomy, Research & Traditions Trust, will open his presentation with AV footage and ancient recital of star whakapapa taking you from the beginning of creation in the universe into Te Ao Mārama - the world of light we reside in today.
This presentation will give an overview of the Māramataka and various ways it is used across different tribes,
highlighting star and planet names, etymology of related words and finishing, with the journey of celestial navigation for the Polynesian Māori.