Retirees Association

Tales of the Maya Skies

Tales of the Maya Skies
WVU Planetarium Presentation, Thursday, February 29, 2024

We have reserved the WVU Planetarium at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 exclusively for retirees to see an introduction entitled Night Sky Tonight and the film Tales of the Maya Skies.  

Night Sky Tonight addresses the following questions: How do you find the North Star? What about the Big Dipper? What constellations and planets are visible tonight? This is the planetarium’s most popular intro lesson and gives all audiences the basic tools to get oriented to the night sky. 

The film, Tales of the Maya Skies, follows the introduction. The film takes you on an exciting journey back in time to the beautiful jungle city of Chichén Itzá and the world of the ancient Maya. You will discover how this ancient civilization learned to interpret the world around them to develop a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, mathematics and science - knowledge that has influenced much of our present day learning.

The presentation will be in the WVU Planetarium on the PL Floor in White Hall.  The handicapped entrance is at the far end of White Hall across from Wesley United Methodist Church.  The elevator at this entrance will take you to the planetarium floor.  Questions can be directed to Susan Petsko at 304-290-6420.

To reserve your space for the show, go to Maya Skies.