Sharing the Skies Navajo Astronomy

ISBN-10: 1933855401

ISBN-13: 9781933855400

Edition: 4th 2009

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers
Publication date: 3/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

David Begay is a scholar and member of the Navajo Nation, and one of the founders of the Indigenous Education Institute. He works with University of California, Berkeley, Space Science Labs in areas of western and Indigenous science with support from NASA and the National Science Foundation. He lives on the Navajo Nation and works as an independent contractor with federal, state, tribal, and corporate entities.

Nancy C. Maryboy is a Cherokee/Navajo scholar working in the area of Indigenous Science, with a focus on astronomy. She is the President and Executive Director of the Indigenous Education Institute located in Bluff, Utah and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She teaches Indigenous Astronomy at Northern Arizona University. She works with NASA educational outreach projects and with University of California, Berkeley, Space Science Labs on National Science Foundation projects. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Foreword
How to Use This Book
Introduction
Introduction to Navajo Astronomy
Introduction to Greek Astronomy
Introduction to Space Science
Comparative Astronomy
N�hook&ocedil;s Constellation
N�hook&ocedil;s Bo'ka'/Ursa Major
N�hook&ocedil;s Bi'��d/Cassiopeia
N�hook&ocedil;s Bik&ocedil;'/Polaris
Dily�h�/Pleides
Hubble: Barnard's Merope Nebula, IC 349
�ts� Ets' �z�/Orion
Hubble: Horsehead Nebula
Hastiin Sik'a�'i�/Corvus
�ts� Etsoh/Scorpius, top half
Gah Hahat'ee/Scorpius, lower half
Yik��sd�h�/The Milky Way
Ii'ni/Pegasus and Leo
Shash/Sagittarius
Tsetah Dib�/Cancer
Hubble: Star AU Microscopii
T&lstroke;ish Tsoh/Canis Major
Ma'ii Biz&ocedil;'/Argo Navis
Hubble: The Eagle Nebula
Jo'hanaa'��/The Sun
T&lstroke;'�honaa'��/The Moon
Calendrical Comparison: Navajo and Western Months
Resources
Glossary
Navajo Pronunciation Guide
Constellation Location Guide
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Art and Photography Credits
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