By Nancy C. Maryboy, PhD and David Begay, PhD
A cross-cultural view of Navajo and Western Astronomy
Sharing the Skies provides a look at traditional Navajo astronomy, including the constellations and the unique way in which Navajo people view the cosmos and their place within it. In addition, this book offers a comparison of the Navajo astronomy with the Greek (Western) perceptions. Beautifully illustrated with original paintings from a Navajo artist and scientifically enhanced with NASA photography.
Nancy C. Maryboy is a Cherokee/Navajo scholar working in the area of Indigenous Science, with a focus in astronomy. She is the President and Executive Director of the Indigenous Education Institute located in Bluff, Utah and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She teaches Indigenous Astronomy at Northern Arizona University. She works with NASA educational outreach projects and with University of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Lab on National Science Foundation projects. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and San Juan Island, Washington.
David Begay is a scholar and member of the Navajo Nation, and one of the founders of the Indigenous Education Institute. He works with University of California, Berkeley, Space Science Labs in areas of Western and Indigenous science with support from NASA and the National Science Foundation. He lives on the Navajo Nation and works as an independent contractor with federal, state, tribal, and corporate entities.