Science and Technology

Re-naming the Stars

Posted on: Tue 16 Jan 2018

The International Astronomical Union – a group of over ten thousand professional astronomers – has given new official names for 86 stars. The list includes four Australian Aboriginal names from the Wardaman and Boorong peoples.

Astronomer Duane Hamacher joins Casey Tonkin and Sam Smith to talk about the stars.

Produced by Casey Tonkin
Image sourced Federico Beccari on Unsplash


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