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Same Sky explores the universal importance of sky watching through unique cultural perspectives.
Same Sky explores the universal importance of sky watching through unique cultural perspectives. Developed in partnership with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, this new permanent exhibition at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium illuminates Haudenosaunee, Diné, and Maya approaches—both ancient and contemporary—to observing and understanding the sky and celestial bodies.
Same Sky brings together new insights from video presentations produced for the exhibit with an exceptional array of more than 40 Indigenous artworks and cultural items spanning nearly four centuries from the collections of the RMSC Museum & Science Center and other contributors. In their own words, Indigenous scientists, educators, artists, and storytellers teach visitors about the connections between the sky and our lives as they feature artwork, technologies and traditions, ecological knowledge, and cosmologies specific to their heritage.
The RMSC is grateful to Tonia Loran-Galban (Akwesasne Mohawk, Bear Clan), Jamie Jacobs (Tonawanda Seneca, Turtle Clan), Nicole Scott (Diné), Gina Kanbalam Miranda (Maya calendar keeper), and Mindy Magyar (Mi’kmaq descent) for sharing aspects of their lived experience and cultural heritage with the public in this exhibit experience.