Indigenous astronomy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have studied and surveyed the movements of celestial bodies for millennia.

UQ astrophysics researchers acknowledge the role of Indigenous astronomy in society and welcome collaboration from researchers, students, industry professionals and the public.

We aim to increase outreach programs to support First Nations people and cultures, and to create valued resources and opportunities to honour Australia’s earliest astronomers.

If you would like to collaborate with us on Indigenous astronomy research or activities, email us at