The Night Sun: Lunar Cycles and Indigenous Time Keeping

  • June 13, 2024
  • Times: Starting: 06:30 PM
  • Location: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Address:
  • 1100 Chestnut St
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
  • Admission: $23
  • Phone: 604.728.7837

On June 13th, the Space Centre invites you to delve into the rich cultural significance of the Moon with a special interactive presentation featuring Dr. Shandin Pete.

Dr. Pete, an Indigenous scholar and Assistant Professor of Teaching at the University of British Columbia's department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, will be our special guest host for the evening. Drawing from his ancestral heritage, Dr. Pete will share the significance of the Moon to the Salish peoples of Western Montana. He will illuminate how lunar cycles have long served as a cornerstone of timekeeping for Indigenous communities.

The event will take place in the Planetarium Star Theatre, offering attendees an immersive experience as Dr. Pete unveils the timeless wisdom embedded within Indigenous lunar traditions. From the interconnectedness of weather, plants, and animals to the cyclical rhythms of life.

Before and after the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to visit the observatory, for a closer look at the Moon through our telescope, weather permitting.

This event is recommended for ages 13+.


H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

June 13th, 2024

The Night Sun: Lunar Cycles and Indigenous Time Keeping
1100 Chestnut St