Education

This page has information about related societies, journals, publishers, degree programs, university courses, educational materials and related content on cultural astronomy.

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Professional Societies

  • SEAC - European Society for Astronomy in Culture (Europe)
  • SIAC La Sociedad Interamericana de Astronomía en la Cultura (Latin America)
  • SCAAS - Society for Cultural Astornomy in the American Southwest (USA)
  • SMART - Society for Maori Astronomical Research and Traditions (New Zealand)
  • ASIAAustralian Society for Indigenous Astronomy (Australia)
  • HOKULE'A - Polynesian Voyaging Society (USA)
  • INSAP - Inspriation of Astronomical Phenomena (UK)

Research Groups

Journals & Publishers

In addition to ISAAC's flagship journal, Journal of Astronomy in Culture, which replaces the society's previous (now defunct) journal, Archaeoastronomy, there are a range of journals publishing research on topics in cultural and historical astronomy, listed alphabetically below:

Journal of Astronomy in Culture (New!)

Archaeoastronomy and Ancient Technologies

Culture and Cosmos

Journal for the History of Astronomy

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

Journal of Astrosociology

Journal of Skyscape Archaeology

Ocarina Books

University Courses & Degree Programs

Postgraduate

University of Wales - Trinity Saint David

Master of Arts in Cultural Astornomy and the History of Astrology

 

Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Georgia

PhD in Cultural Astronomy

 

Undergraduate

University of Leicester, UK

AR3015: An Introduction to Archaeoastronomy

 

Colorado State University, USA

OSHR 1603 - Archaeoastronomy in the Americas: Sky Phenomena, Life, and Culture

 

Windward Community College, Hawaii (USA)

ASTR 130: Introduction to Archaeoastronomy

 

Texas Christian University, USA

Physics 10293: Archaeoastronomy

 

Yale University, USA

ASTR 135b: Archaeoastronomy

 

University of Colorado-Boulder (USA)

Ancient Astronomies of the World (ASTR 2000)

 

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

ATSI 3006: Astronomy of Indigenous Australians (on hiatus)

 

University of Melbourne, Australia

HPSC 30008: Astronomy in World History

 

National University of Singapore

GEK 1506: Heavenly Mathematics and Cultural Astronomy

 

Educational Materials

The Astronomy of Many Cultures (Berkeley)

Multicultural Astronomy: The Astronomy of Non-western Cultures: A Resource Guide

StarTeach: the Astronomy of Ancient Cultures

 

 

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UNESCO’s Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy contains information on a number of archaeoastronomical heritage sites