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october, 2019

sat19oct2:00 pm3:00 pmPlanetarium: Mayan Archeoastronomy  Observers of the  Universe2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Artesia LibraryAudience:Family,TeensCategories:My Brother,Science & Mathematics,Space and the Night Sky


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Artesia Library

18801 Elaine Avenue, Artesia, CA 90701

Event Details

Join us as we learn how the Mayan temples were actually observatories that were critical to the lives of the Mayan civilization. The stars and planets became their calendar for floods, feasts, and wars. The messages they read in the stars guided all aspects of their lives. The show takes viewers on a tour of six Mayan temples, San Gervasio, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Edzna, Palenque, and Bonampak, where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientation of its temples in relation to the movement of some stars like our sun, our moon, and Venus. This film will be shown in our fulldome digital planetarium.