AUT video: the science and history behind Matariki

08 Jun, 2016
 
AUT has released a video explaining the science and history of Matariki, known as the Māori New Year.

The bright blue stars known as the Seven Sisters are known for marking the beginning of Matariki- or the Māori New Year.

But did you know that Matariki is actually the Māori name for the stars? Do you know the legend behind Matariki? Did you know that the cluster of stars that mark the beginning of this period are also important scientifically?

AUT has combined all of this into a short video explaining ‘The Science of Matariki’.

Click here to watch.