Planet Earth & Beyond

Scientist: Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe)

        Brief overview of mahi: Regarded as one of the world’s foremost Indigenous astronomers and scholars leading the revitalisation, protection and dissemination of Māori astronomy and mātauranga Māori, Professor Rangi Matamua’s research focuses on Māori astronomy, traditional practice and its relationship to culture, ceremony, religion and environment. 

Links and possible activities:

Students explore the changes in seasons (what’s happening in autumn) and the tohu/signs in their area (particular plants changing) – evidence could be a diary of observations from the class, observational drawings