SCAAS 2019 Conference on Cultural Astronomy in the Greater Southwest

Native American Center

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

April 24 - 28, 2019

Land and Sky in the Cultural Sciences of the Greater Southwest

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Applied Indigenous Studies Program

We are excited to organize our next Society conference to be held at the Native American Center of Northern Arizona University in partnership with the Museum of Northern Arizona. For this conference we are planning to invite scholarship through papers and presentations addressing the development of science within native cultures to give us a broader perspective of how the science of a native tribe’s astronomy fits within a broader “cultural classification system” or Cosmovision. We will continue to focus on the integration of land and sky into a cultural landscape with an emphasis on astronomy lore, ethnobotany, climate patterns and resource management in an ever changing world. We believe it essential that native voices be heard in the discussion and learning about native sciences. Native people interested in participating at the conference are asked to contact us at

Preliminary Schedule

(Subject to change)

April 24:     Registration and reception.

April 25:     Field research papers and presentations.

April 26:     Native speakers and demonstrations on their traditional sciences.

                  Researchers on different traditional sciences and practices.

April 27:     Incorporating Native sciences into educational and Native curriculum.

April 28:     Field trips


Stay tuned as additional announcements will be forthcoming.

For more information please contact us at

Registration opens to SCAAS members in the fall of 2018.

SCAAS members receive discounts and early bird access to conference registration.

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