Matariki New Zealand

Our Mission: Preserving Heritage

At SMART, our mission is clear: to safeguard and celebrate the timeless wisdom of Māori astronomy while embracing innovation in scientific inquiry. Through collaborative research, educational programs, and community outreach, we strive to honor the past while charting new paths for the future.

Unveiling the Secrets of the Stars

Join us as we delve into the mysteries of the cosmos, exploring traditional Māori star lore and its relevance in today’s world. From the phases of Matariki to the intricacies of maramataka, discover the profound connections between Māori culture and the night sky.

Matariki significance

Engage with Indigenous Knowledge

At SMART, we believe in the power of indigenous knowledge to enrich our understanding of the universe. Through our research projects and educational initiatives, we invite you to engage with Māori astronomy in a meaningful and transformative way.