When the People Laughed at Hanwi

The Badlands Observatory located in Quinn, South Dakota, hosted a special evening featuring a "Lakotan Moon Phases” presentation and a “Bright Moon Tour”. Students and staff from Little Wound High School listened to the CAIRNS Director's retelling of “When the People Laughed at Hanwi”a Lakotan narrative about how the moon phases were created. Students were led on both a naked eye and telescope assisted viewing of the moon and other night sky objects.