5 record(s) found with the tag "astronomy" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Yellowknives Dene Astronomy and Sky-Related Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Holton, Gary
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The research objective is to document Yellowknife’s Dene astronomy and sky-related knowledge. Results will appear in the researcher’s Ph.D. dissertation on Northern Dene astronomy and may be published in a book on the same topic at a later date. Educational materials (such as a Wii`lii`deh and Tetso?´t’ine´ star chart) will also be produced for participating communities. The researcher will pr...

Constellations and Astral Lore: Far North and Near East
Principal Investigator: Horowitz, Wayne
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The object of the study is to produce a research document (article or short monograph) discussing traditional astronomy and astronomical lore from the perspective of at least two very different cultures: that of the Ancient Near East, and that of the Aboriginal People of the Canadian Far North. It is hoped that this comparative approach will provide a broader context for understanding Ancient Ne...

Inuit Astronomy and Cosmology
Principal Investigator: MacDonald, John
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1991
Summary: Information will continue to be gathered from Iglulingmiut on arctic celestial and atmospheric phenomena including associated terminologies, mythologies and legends. Inuit star and constellation names will be linked to the European equivalents. The Inuit lunar calendar and the role of stars in the determination of seasonal times will also be examined. The project is expected to be completed thi...

The Geographical Knowledge of the Inuit of the Copper Eskimo Area
Principal Investigator: Collingnon, Beatrice
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: To continue to study Inuit geography, their geographical thoughts about the land, their perception of space and the way they organize their knowledge of the land into a general explanation of the world around them; to record Inuit categories of perceiving them and their territories....

Igloolik Oral History Project
Principal Investigator: Qulaut, George
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: In-depth audiotaped interviews are conducted with selected Iglulingmiut elders on a wide range of topics including: life-histories, wildlife biology, hunting techniques, sewing methods, skin reparation, diet, education, philosophy, astronomy, climatology, treatment of illness and folk-lore. The tapes are transcribed, translated, word-processed and edited....