Science and Spirits of the Arctic Sky
Lecture no. 7 from the course: National Geographic Polar Explorations
Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession and 4 others | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
Constellations were vital to the early Inuits’ survival, as they used the daily, monthly, and annual motions of the stars for timekeeping, navigation, and tracking the seasons. Explore this tradition and how it differs from Western astronomy, then investigate what causes the breathtaking aurora borealis.