There's more Gardening Pins to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
He used Pinterest to start his rooftop oasis
Join Pinterest to find all the things that inspire you.
Creating an account means you’re okay with Pinterest's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
50+
billion Pins
to explore
15
seconds to
sign up (free!)
Visit site
  • Sharon Ung

    "ANCIENT ABORIGINAL ASTRONOMY -MOUNT COLAH, AUSTRALIA It is acknowledged that Australian Aboriginal culture is heavily spiritual and symbolic, but a rock engraving in a national park near Sydney suggests that the indigenous belief system represents a deep knowledge of the sky and the motion of the bodies within it. Coalsack Dark Nebula (within the Milky Way) is known to the Wardaman Aboriginal people as the head of the ‘Emu In The Sky’."

Related Pins

The Emu In the Sky Constellation: Australian Aboriginal Astronomy

Indigenous constellations - Barnaby Norris What they found was remarkable… the emu aligns to her image in the night sky at the time of year that emu eggs are ready to be collected (late May and early June, Figure 4). Emu eggs were an important food source for Aboriginal people, and the engraving features an egg within the emu herself. The image won Barnaby Norris a Eureka prize and has become the definitive symbol for Aboriginal Astronomy today.

The Ring Nebula (M57). A planetary nebula in the constellation Lyra. Planetary nebulae are formed when a dying sun-like star throws off its outer layers. (Credit: NASA/STScI/AURA) Mona Evans, "Lyra the Heavenly Harp" www.bellaonline.c...

One of my favorite past times is to look upon the night sky and try to find constellations. Its amazing to do it from different parts of the city of even different states. I love looking upon the stars in awe! They inspire me to learn more of the night sky. Constellations

The Rosette Nebula (aka NGC 2237) comes with a long stem of glowing hydrogen gas. At the edge of a large molecular cloud in Monoceros, some 5,000 light years away, the petals of this rose are actually a stellar nursery whose lovely, symmetric shape is sculpted by the winds and radiation from its central cluster of hot young stars.

Blue snowball nebula (NGC7662). A planetary nebula in the constellation Andromeda. The nebula was formed by the aging central star losing its outer layers of atmosphere. (Image credit & copyright: Chris Vedeler) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop (radio source W78, or Sharpless 103), a large but relatively faint supernova remnant. The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter, or 36 times the area, of the full moon). Seen here is the the Eastern Veil Caldwell 33.

a photograph of a star forming -- courtesy of Hubble

A Tall MilkyWay "There are four hundred billion stars out there just in our galaxy alone.

View of the 'Milky Way' in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius - we're 2/3 of the way out on the spiral arm & so are seeing into the star density of the Galactic Center.