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.

Korean scientists recently conducted a study on whether the zodiac sign and the position of the stars affect a person’s happiness? After a survey of 12,000 people, it turned out that when the stars aligned, family happiness, career, high payout rate and good luck in other areas of life were not affected, and the statistical deviation was only 0.3%. So watch the stars for beauty, not to find luck.

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.