The truth about the Mayan Calendar

Discussion in 'Astronomy / Star Gazing' started by magic612, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. magic612

    magic612 New Member

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    I took a fantastic two-day long seminar at the Adler Planetarium back in January of this year. I learned about about the Mayan Calendars (yes, that's plural), and how astronomy really fits in neatly with their calendars and other aspects of Maya life. I developed a 45-50 minute long presentation that, over the last year, I have given at many local libraries, astronomy clubs and a star party. It has been well-received at each venue. I condensed most of the major/important aspects of my presentation into a 10 minute long video:

    The truth about the Mayan Calendar

    Hopefully it will help those who watch it have more informed conversations about the Mayan Calender in the next couple of weeks.
     
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    cirrus New Member

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    Whenever this topic comes up in conversations I just tell people the Mayan calendar did not account for leap year so technically the world should have ended several years ago. [:D]

    Very informative video!!!
     
  3. bburgcamper

    bburgcamper 16 weekends a year camping just isn't enough.

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    Very informative. It is probably still safest that we everyone take off work and go camping. Why take a chance...
     
  4. magic612

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    ....not to mention the 3 weeks or so that got lopped off when we switched from the Julian to Gregorian calendar. :)
     
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    I concur. All in favor, say "Aye!"
     

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