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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 […]

Celebrate the maybe-end of days at HMNS Dec. 21 with Grupo Ka-Che!
December 10, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

An end-of-the-world party is nothing new. People have been looking for excuses to party like there’s no tomorrow for millennia. But come Dec. 21, we’re throwing a cocktail party of a different color. You’ve probably heard by now that the ancient Maya, who developed one of the most advanced calendrical systems in the world (in […]

What the ancient Maya really anticipated: The 2012 Phenomenon and December 21
November 1, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Speculation about what ancient Maya have to say about 2012 is becoming a global phenomenon in popular culture. These speculations — largely apocalyptic and uninformed — are often based on a superficial acquaintance with Western historical interpretations rather than a familiarity with Maya texts and culture. On Nov. 5, Dr. John B. Carlson will approach […]

What do you know about 2012? [Quiz]
May 10, 2011 · 6 Comments

To celebrate our new Planetarium Show 2012: Mayan Prophecies, we are testing your knowledge of the significant Maya date of December 21, 2012. How much do you know about this important day? Are these statements TRUE or FALSE? 1. Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the longest Mayan time cycle. 2. The Aztecs knew […]


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