Eyes which look to the Sky
Mata Ki Te RangiEyes which look to the SkyBe Alexandra EdwardsRapa Nui PlanetariumIt has taken 4 years to complete the construction of the planetarium, and it has been a labor of love. During this time, under the auspices of the Planetarium foundation, we have been...
The Tupas -Astronomical Observatories
In Polynesian cultures, the celestial dome had a very high significance. From the interpretation of the stars, they developed cosmological songs which explained the creation of the Universe and the origins of man.
Archaeoastronomy on Rapa Nui
Knowledge of the movements of the stars and planets and the seasonal changes, the definition of a lunar calendar and a systematic observation of celestial phenomena is a constituent part of the Rapanui heritage that was originally used for navigation and later, once settled on land, for agriculture.