mayan-calendar

Mayan calendar

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 […]

2012: Did the Maya Predict an Apocalypse?
May 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

For the last 2 years, the Astronomy Department of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has searched and researched Maya ruins and writings for connections between the Mayan calendar and the ability of Maya astronomers to predict future events. To record the passage of time, the Maya developed a 260-day ritual cycle, made up of […]

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 […]

Looking Back…
September 5, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that happened the week following September 5… photo credit: auntjojo September 6, 3114 BC, is the supposed start date for the Mayan Long Count Calendar. The Mayan calendar ends with a cataclysm, which is actually fast approaching. On our calendar, the cataclysm is set to take place on […]



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