Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe
Grades 5 and Up
In a feast of colors and sounds, Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe makes a tour of six Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientations of its temples in relation to the movement of some stars like the Sun, the Moon and Venus.
Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
Grades Three and Up
The story of how human curiosity has driven us to look outwards to discover and explore new and distant worlds. This story covers the history of astronomy from the ancient Mayans to the 1800's to today.
Two Small Pieces of Glass
Grades Five and Up
Narrated by two teenagers attending a local star party as they learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.
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