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Live Faculty Talk: Odometers of Time - 2012 is NOT the End
Start Date: 9/13/2012Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 9/13/2012End Time: 8:30 PM
Event Description
Myth: In 700 AD, the Maya predicted the end of the world on 21 December 2012. Or else the date marks the beginning of a positive and physical transformation for the Earth.

Fact: The Maya of Central America used many calendars to record important historical events and to chronicle time periods. They were masters at identifying the movements of planets, the phases of the moon and sun, and 
could even predict eclipses. They did not, however, foretell the end of the world. 

To sort out the facts from the fiction, archaeologist and epigrapher Inga Calvin, University of Colorado-Boulder Anthropology Department, discusses the writing and calendar systems used by the Maya from AD 200-909. View the latest archaeological discoveries, look at the data, and ponder the evidence.  
Location Information:
Fiske Planetarium
408 UCB
CO
Boulder
Phone: 303-492-5002
Contact Information:
Name: Tatiana Taylor
Phone: 303.492.5002
Email: fiske@colorado.edu
Odometers of Time
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  • Everyone
  • Ticket information:
    $7 for adults, free for students/faculty with ID, and $3.50 for children and seniors. For more information, call our main office at 303-492-5002.

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