Te Poutuarongo o Te Whare Kōkōrangi
Intern: Te Okahurangi Ngahana-Hartley
Supervisor: Drs Rangi Matamua and Hēmi Whaanga
The University of Waikato
This research will build upon the learning and research from ‘Ringihia i te kete – the language of the stars’ by building on Māori astronomical knowledge so it can serve as the basis for future Māori research. This will be done by continuing to develop and populate a Māori astronomy database that has been created to house Māori astronomical knowledge. This project is connected to a previous research project ‘Ringihia i te kete - the language of the stars.’ This initial project was undertaken in 2013 and explored how Māori astronomy is embedded within the linguistic record and linguistic landscape of Aotearoa.