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Science and Spirits of the Arctic Sky

Lecture no. 7 from the course: National Geographic Polar Explorations

Science and Spirits of the Arctic Sky

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.


August 21, 2015