Learn about how the influence of First Nations People have changed star names

Read this article to learn about the significance of changing the names of stars and planets to respect and acknowledge the influence and brilliance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

  • Six stars received names from Aboriginal language groups and communities. Which language groups and communities were they?
  • What five asteroids have been newly named in recognition of influential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders?
  • Who have these asteroids been named after?

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.