The stars have been a source of mystery and wonder for people all around the world. Ancient cultures that lacked our current scientific understanding did their best to interpret and understand the movements and patterns of objects in the sky. By studying their observations, some cultures developed calendars; others predicted future events; and still others worshipped the magical objects in the sky. We will look at these very different interpretations of astronomical cycles and events, and explore the Mayan prediction of the end of the world that they expected to occur on December 21, 2012. An original production of Evans & Sutherland in Digistar 4™. The program has a running time of approximately 27 minutes. It is suitable for grades 3 and up.
View the trailer from Evans & Sutherland (QuickTime - 13.2 MB stream).