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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe at ISU Planetarium

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The Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe, running weekends from February 7–May 9. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. There are no shows March 6–April 4.

Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe examines six different Mayan archaeological sites and their connection to the Universe. Mayan Archaeoastronomy is unique among planetarium shows. It intertwines science and mythology to take the viewer on a poetic exploration of the Mayans’ understanding of the Universe throughout history. The visuals are stunning, giving the viewer the impression of being inside a beautifully stylistic painting.  This artistic interpretation of the Universe makes for a journey that will not be forgotten.

Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe is the first show fully animated for full-dome made in and distributed to the more than 30 planetariums throughout Mexico, as well as internationally.

Admission to the ISU Planetarium is $5 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-12, seniors, and ISU I.D. holders; and $3 for children ages 3-4. Tickets may be purchased in the Planetarium Gift Shop, next to the Planetarium, beginning 20 minutes before each show.

The newly remodeled ISU Planetarium is located under the white-domed roof at the eastern end of Felmley Hall of Science Annex. Felmley Hall is located on the northeast corner of the ISU campus at the intersection of College Avenue and School Street.

Free parking for the weekend programs is available a short distance from the ISU Planetarium in University parking lot F-67, located on the east side of School Street.

For more information, please call the ISU Physics Department at (309) 438-8756 or visit our website by Googling Illinois State University Planetarium.

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