Waukesha County



Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time


Recommended for grades 5 and up.

This feature illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of the pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. They used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by the predecessor cultures to find the capital of their empire: Tenochititian. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures in Mesoamerica. This program is also available in Spanish.


Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center


Grade 4-5 program listing