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Antipodean stargazing and planetwatching from the NZSO

By , 14/06/2013
"Matariki" - the "eyes of god", are said to be the stars belonging to a cluster (known elsewhere as the "Pleiades") which were formed by the fierce God of the Winds, Tāwhirimātea, who tore his eyes out and threw them into the heavens in anger at the separation of his parents the Earth and Sky. Somewhat less overtly savage is the account in Greek mythology of the seven daughters of... read more

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