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Mayan Archeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021

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 Mayans created a calendar more accurate than the one we use in modern times. Journey back in time to explore how the Mayans 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 must be purchased in advance online, or by phone at 207.581.1341.

Please plan to arrive a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes in advance of the show to be seated by our ushers.  This is part of our COVID safety protocols.

 

Details

Date:
May 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Organizer

Versant Power Astronomy Center
Phone:
207.581.1341
Website:
https://astro.umaine.edu/