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Astronomy, Observatories, Astrophysics Culture, Indigeneity And Diversity 
Jarita Holbrook (University of Edinburgh Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Lois Trautvetter (Northwestern University)
Anissa Tanweer (University of Washington)
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Traditional Open Panel

Short Abstract:

In studying astrophysicists, observatories and Indigenous astronomy, what are the relationships that are built with these communities? Is research being done considering CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility and Ethics)? Are the relationships integral to transformation?

Long Abstract:

At the 2023 4S Honolulu panel “Cultural Astronomy: The meeting point of Sea, Sky and Land,” we explored research that spans the astronomy space including engagements with Indigenous knowledge holders, efforts to promote astro-tourism, and historicising the lives of astrophysicists. This year, we plan to focus on STS’s move away from extractive research models, and want to explore various aspects of the relationships between researcher and research subject. How do you see your presence and your research as changing the communities in which you do research? Did you have the intention of sharing your results with the community you study? Relevant to the theme ‘Making and Doing Transformations,’ have you used creative ways of presenting your research to the science communities or Indigenous communities that you engage with? Did you co-create any part of your project with your community? In terms of the data generated, how are you engaging with the FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) and CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) principles? The panel organizers are part of the Social Science team of the LSST Discovery Alliance Catalyst program.

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