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Chak Ek’
May 23, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Page 49 of the Dresden Codex Have you had a chance to come out and see our newest planetarium show, 2012:Mayan Prophecies?  If so, you’ve enjoyed a fascinating glimpse into an ancient culture known for its astronomy. The Dresden Codex Consider, for example, the Dresden Codex, the oldest book known to be written in the […]

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 […]

Go Stargazing! May Edition
May 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

Saturn is the only planet in May 2011 evening skies.  Face south southeast at dusk, and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness— Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is significantly higher in the sky than Spica and a bit to its right as you face south.  Last month, Earth passed between the Sun and […]

Go Stargazing: April Edition
April 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Saturn dominates April 2011 skies because yesterday, on April 3, the Earth passed between the sun and Saturn.  This alignment, called opposition, puts Saturn in the sky all night long; it rises in the east at dusk and sets in the west at dawn. Venus’ apparition as a dazzling morning star is coming to an end.  It […]



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