21st Annual Webster Memorial Lecture | March 7 | SOLD OUT!
Thursday, March 7
Grainger Sky Theater
Featuring Annette S. Lee, Director, St. Cloud State University Planetarium
All people look up at the night sky with awe, excitement, and curiosity, but few realize that the constellations have many names from different cultures throughout human history. The familiar stars of the Northern Hemisphere night skies have important teachings that embody the crucial relationship between the sky above and the Earth below.
Explore indigenous teachings related to constellations of the Ojibwe, D/Lakota, and Ininew people under the stars on the planetarium dome with speaker Annette S. Lee. She will discuss the Native Skywatchers initiative and share revitalization strategies such as “dual-learning” and “two-eyed seeing” that weave together cultural and scientific knowledge, stories, and hands-on activities where neither is dominant over the other and resonance between the two is easily found.
This event is free and open to the public with advance registration.
Header image photo credit: “To/Ton Win (Birth/ Blue Spirit Woman)-We Come From the Stars”, Annette S. Lee, Mixed Media Painting on Board, 24 x 24″, 2014
About the Speaker
Annette S. Lee
Director of the St. Cloud State University Planetarium
Annette S. Lee is an astrophysicist, artist, Director of the Native Skywatchers research and programming initiative, and Director of the St. Cloud State University Planetarium. She has three decades of experience in education as a teacher, university instructor, teacher educator, program administrator, professional visual artist, and researcher. Annette is mixed-race Lakota and her communities are Ojibwe and D/Lakota.