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Horizon-based Astronomy: Understanding The Mexica Calendar System

Presented by City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center Lecture Series on Cultural Astronomy. Cultures worldwide have observed and utilized celestial events for millennia. Archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, astronomers, and other scholars have examined the materials left by peoples to better understand their cultural world views. This series will explore astronomy through a cultural lens of observation.

When

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Apr 24, 2021
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where

Virtual Event
6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120
505-768-4950

Description

Presented by Kurly Tlapoyawa, Archeologist

NOTE: This is a VIRTUAL event which can be viewed any time. AVAILABLE on YouTube NOW. Follow link: https://youtu.be/ScKU2hNrkxc

 

The year Chiknawi Kalli (9 House) recently began the day after the observed equinox, as measured by the Templo Mayor in Mexico-Tenochtitlan. In this short workshop, we will examine how the Mexica calendar functions, and how Mesoamerican astronomers utilized naked eye, horizon-based astronomy to measure time.

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Price

Free
Horizon-based Astronomy: Understanding The Mexica Calendar System

Horizon-Based astronomy

Contact

Christine Vasquez
505-768-4950