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Who Owns the Sky?

Aparna Venkatesan, University of San Francisco

Fri, 4/12 · 1:00 pm2:30 pm · Grand Central Meeting Room, Peyton Hall

Astrophysical Sciences; Native Graduate Students of Princeton
Professor Aparna Venkatesan standing by a gray wall.

Aparna Venkatesan will lead a discussion on the increasing privatization of space exploration, impacts of brightening night skies on Indigenous sky traditions including wayfinding, environmental justice in space, and lessons from Maunakea for the stewardship of space as an environment shared by many constituencies.

Suggested Readings
• Nature Astronomy: “Stewardship of space as shared environment and heritage” (ePDF)
• Space.com: “The next chapter of lunar exploration could forever change the moon — and our relationship to it”

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