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Tales Of The Maya Skies” At The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Aired 11/6/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.


GUESTS:

Mark Van Stone, Ph.D., Author of "2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya", Professor of Art History, Southwestern College

Alexander Zwissler, Executive Director/CEO of Chabot Space & Science Center and the Executive Producer of "Tales of the Maya Skies".

Transcript

Most everyone has heard of the 2012 Mayan prophecy. Astronomers in the Mayan culture established "long-count" calendars, which seem to end in December 2012. Some theorists say this means the world may come to an end, or some great calamity might occur. Now comes a new planetarium show at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park that hopes to inspire and educate audiences about the Mayan culture. Producers of the new show say "Tales of the Maya Skies" details how astronomy connected the ancient Mayans to the universe.

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