Who were the Maya? Who would you have been in ancient Mexico?
July 13, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Who were the Maya? I’ve become interested in Mayan civilization for various reasons. One, it’s 2012, and there are the obvious accompanying prophecies of the apocalypse. Two, I grew up listening to stories about the Maya as part of my culture. The Maya people are widely regarded as a civilization ahead of their time — […]

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: 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 […]

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