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From predicting weather and harvest cycles to navigating vast distances to teaching moral lessons, Indigenous astronomers have used stargazing in a plethora of ways for thousands of years.

At MPavilion last month, Kamilaroi astrophysics student Krystal De Napoli talked about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities' knowledges about how the sky and land are connected.

This episode of SleepTalker features excerpts from the recording of the event, 65,000+ Years of Indigenous Astronomy, kindly supplied to Triple R by the MPavilion team.

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A show about sleep, dreams, nightmares and what happens in your head after dark. Meditations from the edges of consciousness, exploring circadian rhythms, mental health, what keeps us awake and helps us drift. Interviews, field recordings, sound art, creative audio and ambient music to keep you company in the dark.

SleepTalker started as an independent podcast in 2014, and now joins the Triple R grid as a weekly two-hour live show.

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