Step by Step guide
Step 1: Watch video
Step 2: Begin Stellarium
Download and open the Stellarium program Desktop version: https://stellarium.org
Step 3: Explore the following settings
Set the date to the beginning of March and move the time to just after sunset.
Find the Emu in the sky.
Gradually move the date forward, keeping the time to just after sunset. How is the Celestial Emu changing over time?
What does the emu look like in April? June? August?
Discuss how this can signal the behaviour patterns of the terrestrial emu.
Related activities within this resources:
What is Stellarium?
Discover Stellarium, a digital planetarium that offers a vivid depiction of the night sky worldwide, showcasing the celestial dance of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars in real-time.
Activity 2 - Dark Emu explorations
This activity will engage students in thinking about the Dark Emu and engaging with Indigenous knowledge related to the changes within seasons indicated by this dark constellation.