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Student workshop: Maya Calendars with Dr. Gabrielle Vail
The Maya developed complex calendars that allowed them to calculate billions of years into the past, as well as into the future. This workshop introduces participants to the three most important of the Maya calendars—the ritual cycle of 260 days, the 365-day solar calendar, and the Long Count used to commemorate historical dates. Participants will construct a Maya text with their birth date and their royal Maya name and titles.
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Adult workshop: Maya Calendars and Astronomy with Dr. Gabrielle Vail
The Maya developed complex calendars that allowed them to calculate billions of years into the past, as well as into the future. They also devised complex astronomical tables to predict eclipses, the cycles of Venus and Mars, and the appearance and disappearance of stars and constellations in the nighttime sky. This workshop introduces participants to the three most important of the Maya calendars—the ritual cycle of 260 days, the 365-day solar calendar, and the Long Count used to commemorate historical dates. Participants will learn how to decipher calendrical texts recorded on historical Maya monuments and will learn how the Maya calculated Venus’ cycle.
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The Keynote presentation, Cuba – The Natural Beauty, consists of Clyde Butcher’s adventure photographing in black and white with a large format view camera the mysterious and primeval wilderness of Cuba. Clyde was asked to photograph Cuba by Luis Gomez-Echeverri, United Nations Development program resident coordinator in Cuba and Naples businessman John Parke Wright IV in response to the United Nations declaring 2002 the International Year of the Mountains. The program will be followed with questions from the audience and a book signing.
Tickets $10 Museum Members, $15 general admission
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Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).
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