Albany Area Amateur Astronomers Montly Meeting
May 19, 2011 @ 12:00 am EDT
Retired Professor of Physics William Carragan on "Maya Astronomy."
The Maya calendar has been in the news, so join us in learning the real story of their calendar. The talk will cover the structure of the Maya year, comprising interlocking cycles of 200 day (tzolkin) and 365 days (haab) and the long count (400-year period, 20-year period, 360-day year, 20-day period). There will also be a brief outline of Maya history and architecture, and their observational resources and techniques for determining the solar and lunar almanacs.
Held at the the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308.