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Tama Rokuto Science Museum Nochiu – Inquiring about the constellations of the Ainu people Held on July 17th (Wednesday) and 21st (Sunday)

[Tama Rokuto Science Museum] Nochiu – Inquiring about the
constellations of the Ainu people Held on July 17th (Wednesday) and 21st (Sunday)

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Press release: July 2, 2024
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[Tama Rokuto Science Museum] Nochiu – Inquiring about the
constellations of the Ainu people Held on July 17th (Wednesday) and 21st (Sunday)
*Detailed explanation of the theme in “Planetarium for Adults”* The Tama Rokuto Science Museum (Nishitokyo City, Tokyo, Director: Yuichi Takayanagi) will hold a planetarium for adults, “Nochiu,” on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 and Sunday, July 21, 2024.
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– *140 million stars reflected on the 27.5m diameter dome screen* The planetarium dome “Science Egg” at Tama Rokuto Science Museum has a diameter of 27.5 meters. It is one of the largest domes in the world, and is a sloping dome that allows you to be surrounded by the starry sky and images from your feet to your head. While the optical projector “CHIRON II” projects more than 140 million stars on a large screen, a planetarium commentator gives a live explanation of the stars and constellations that change with the seasons while looking at the starry sky that day. I would like to introduce it to you. Another major feature is the different BGM and speaking style depending on the commentator.
The program is diverse, including the “Kids Planetarium,” where you can enjoy interactions between the museum’s character “Pegaloc,” and a commentator, the “Live Explanation Planetarium,” whose theme changes every two to three months, and the “Large Planetarium,” which screens powerful video works. “Video,” etc.
A sky full of stars projected onto a science egg
– *Planetarium for adults, July theme is Ainu constellation* The “Adult Planetarium” is a special program aimed at junior high school students and above that talks about the starry sky from a variety of perspectives, including not only scientific themes but also culture and art.
In July, we will recreate the scenery and starry sky of Hokkaido in a planetarium, and introduce the legends of the stars of the Ainu people. You can enjoy the stories of star names and constellations handed down by the Ainu people, along with music played by ethnic instruments.
“Nochiu” means “star” in Ainu language. The Ainu people have lived with a sense of reverence for nature. The names of the constellations and stars they drew in the night sky, and the stories surrounding them, give us a sense of how they interact with familiar animals, their perspective on observing nature, and humor. These constellations drawn in the night sky were left behind by word of mouth as they did not use written language.
This is an opportunity to experience a planetarium that is a little different from the familiar constellations and stories from Greek mythology.
What did the Ainu people see in the S-shaped constellation Scorpius that can be seen in the southern summer sky?
– * Get ahead of the Hokkaido annular solar eclipse! *
A planetarium where you can freely recreate starry skies anywhere on Earth, in the past or the future. This time, we will introduce the annular solar eclipse that will be visible in many areas of Hokkaido on the evening of June 1, 2030.
A solar eclipse is called Chuki゚rai [sun/death] in the Ainu language, and the Ainu people also have a cry for the missing sun and stories about the animals that helped the sun.
However, there is currently no Ainu word for annular solar eclipse. Why? – *A word from the person in charge*
The Ainu people have their own constellations and have many legends about the stars and heavens.
However, the existence of the Ainu constellation does not seem to be well known, even today when interest in Ainu culture is increasing. Nochiu – The legend of the star gives us a sense of the Ainu people’s past lifestyle, beliefs, and observation of the natural environment. What’s more, you can get a sense of the seasons by looking at the constellations from the area where they were created, there are constellations that are not only stories but also astronomical knowledge, and the sounds of the Ainu language are refreshing… And its charm is endless.
The Tama Rokuto Science Museum has a book called “Stars of the Ainu (Asahikawa Series – Volume 12)” written by the late Mio Sueoka, who recorded the constellations of the Ainu since the 1940s.
(1979) and “Constellations and Tradition Viewed by Humans
(Ainutari)” (2009), a live explanation planetarium [Nochiu] will be held from 2020.
– Inquiring about the constellations of the Ainu people -] continues to be projected.
Enjoy the constellations seen by the Ainu people in the planetarium, accompanied by the sounds of the Tonkori folk instrument.
*Event summary*
* Name: [Planetarium for adults] Nochiu – Inquiring about the constellations of the Ainu people – – Summer – *
Image cooperation: Ainu Folk Culture Foundation
Ainu language pronunciation and writing instruction: Hidetoshi Narita Date and time: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 1:10 p.m.-55 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2024, 5:10 p.m.-55 p.m.
Venue: Tama Rokuto Science Museum Science Egg
Target audience: Junior high school students to adults *Elementary school students and younger are not allowed to enter.
Capacity: 234 people *Tickets will be sold on a first-come,
first-served basis at the information desk from the day the museum opens.
Admission fee: Admission ticket with viewing (1,040 yen for adults, 420 yen for middle school to high school students)
* [Planetarium for adults] Future plans*

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Opened in 1994. This is an experiential museum with one of the world’s largest planetarium domes that projects 140 million stars onto a dome with a diameter of 27.5 meters, and five exhibition rooms where you can enjoy observing, experimenting, and crafting.
It operates in five cities: Kodaira City, Higashimurayama City, Kiyose City, Higashikurume City, and Nishitokyo City.
Address: 5-10-64 Shibakubo-cho, Nishitokyo-shi, Tokyo 188-0014 Phone number: 042-469-6100
URL https://www.tamarokuto.or.jp/
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