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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe
September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The night is an eye, both dark and bright. It forces us to look up and ask ourselves questions about our place in the cosmos, our origins, and what is beyond the horizon. Using spectacular visuals and stunning sound, audiences tour six ancient Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Palenque, and Bonampak. Along the way they dive into Mayan knowledge of the sky exploring the movement of the sun, the moon and Venus. Find Balam the Jaguar constellation and explore how the Maya created a calendar more accurate than the one we use in modern times. Journey back in time to explore how the Maya used the sky to understand their world and their place in it.
Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12. Click here to view the calendar.
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 207.581.1341, or at the Emera Astronomy Center ticket box office prior to the show.