Waukesha County

Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

Recommended for grades 5 - 12
Program also available in Spanish
1 hour

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

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