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It’s Baktunalia! Astronomy VP Carolyn Sumners on why Dec. 21 is cause for celebration, not wild imagination
December 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

December 21, 2012: It’s not the End of the World — it’s the Baktunalia! It’s time for a celebration, not an apocalypse. Here are the facts: The Maya long count calendar will go from 12.19.19.17.19 to 13.0.0.0.0 as we go from December 20 to December 21, 2012. So December 20 is New Baktun Eve and […]

What’s ancient, allegedly apocalyptic and opening Friday? The Maya 2012 exhibit, that’s what!
October 22, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Forget about the world ending and all those rumors about Dec. 21, 2012. The question of the moment is: What will happen on Oct. 26, 2012? If you guessed that our Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History exhibit opens, you’d be correct. See for yourself why the Maya civilization was successful for over three millennia … […]

2012: It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)
November 10, 2009 · 20 Comments

2012 – hype and reality In upcoming movies (yes, plural), we are foretold the end of the world, set to happen in 2012. One trailer shows graphic images of massive tidal waves crashing over the Himalayas, wiping out all life on the planet. If one scans late night TV programs (think along the lines of preachers […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (9.9.08)
September 9, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Coming soon: giant black hole? photo credit: pingnews.com So here’s what went down after you logged off. Worried that CERN is about to create a giant black hole? (As in, tomorrow?) Steven Hawking has bet $100 that the 14-year, $8 billion project won’t even find what it’s looking for. NASA’s Mars Rover has been Twittering madly since […]



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