CONGRATULATIONS to STAN SHADICK AND SKYWATCHERS 2010: A SKY GUIDE CALENDAR for winning the Silver Award for the World Calendar Awards Winner of the Calendar Marketing Association's Bronze Award for Most Original Calendar Black holes, stars, ...
Author: Stan Shadick
Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill
CONGRATULATIONS to STAN SHADICK AND SKYWATCHERS 2010: A SKY GUIDE CALENDAR for winning the Silver Award for the World Calendar Awards Winner of the Calendar Marketing Association's Bronze Award for Most Original Calendar Black holes, stars, planets, meteor showers, comets and galaxies are just part of what the night skies have to offer. Stan Shadick explains all things celestial in this award-winning calendar that features star maps with horizon scenes for orienting novice stargazers to the heavens; inset maps illustrating planetary conjunctions and other events; and daily commentaries that describe constellation mythology, cosmic events and celestial discoveries. Find out what to watch for in the skies every night of the year. On a dark night, most of the stars described in this calendar can be viewed with the unaided eye or with binoculars. Skywatchers 2010 is the perfect way to explore the mysteries of the heavens.
Skywatchers (revised and updated version of Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico).
Austin: University of Texas Press. Aveni, Anthony F. 2009. The End of Time: The
Maya Mystery of 2012. ... “Maya Calendar Reform? Evidence from Orientations of
Author: Anne S. Dowd
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Category: Social Science
Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica is an interdisciplinary tour de force that establishes the critical role astronomy played in the religious and civic lives of the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica. Providing extraordinary examples of how Precolumbian peoples merged ideas about the cosmos with those concerning calendar and astronomy, the volume showcases the value of detailed examinations of astronomical data for understanding ancient cultures. The volume is divided into three sections: investigations into Mesoamerican horizon-based astronomy, the cosmological principles expressed in Mesoamerican religious imagery and rituals related to astronomy, and the aspects of Mesoamerican calendars related to archaeoastronomy. It also provides cutting-edge research on diverse topics such as records of calendar and horizon-based astronomical observation (like the Dresden and Borgia codices), iconography of burial assemblages, architectural alignment studies, urban planning, and counting or measuring devices. Contributors—who are among the most respected in their fields— explore new dimensions in Mesoamerican timekeeping and skywatching in the Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacano, Zapotec, and Aztec cultures. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of anthropology, archaeology, art history, and astronomy.
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Author: Anthony F. Aveni
An introduction to archaeoastronomy, focusing on Mesoamerica.
Specialist occupations would have developed over time, and cross-cultural
examples abound: Marshack (1985:28–29), for example, mentions specialized calendar keepers, or skywatchers, in various parts of the Americas as well as in
Author: Prudence M. Rice
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
In Maya Political Science: Time, Astronomy, and the Cosmos, Prudence M. Rice proposed a new model of Maya political organization in which geopolitical seats of power rotated according to a 256-year calendar cycle known as the May. This fundamental connection between timekeeping and Maya political organization sparked Rice's interest in the origins of the two major calendars used by the ancient lowland Maya, one 260 days long, and the other having 365 days. In Maya Calendar Origins, she presents a provocative new thesis about the origins and development of the calendrical system. Integrating data from anthropology, archaeology, art history, astronomy, ethnohistory, myth, and linguistics, Rice argues that the Maya calendars developed about a millennium earlier than commonly thought, around 1200 BC, as an outgrowth of observations of the natural phenomena that scheduled the movements of late Archaic hunter-gatherer-collectors throughout what became Mesoamerica. She asserts that an understanding of the cycles of weather and celestial movements became the basis of power for early rulers, who could thereby claim "control" over supernatural cosmic forces. Rice shows how time became materialized—transformed into status objects such as monuments that encoded calendrical or temporal concerns—as well as politicized, becoming the foundation for societal order, political legitimization, and wealth. Rice's research also sheds new light on the origins of the Popol Vuh, which, Rice believes, encodes the history of the development of the Mesoamerican calendars. She also explores the connections between the Maya and early Olmec and Izapan cultures in the Isthmian region, who shared with the Maya the cosmovision and ideology incorporated into the calendrical systems.
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Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Combining as it does the romance of space with the mystery of the past, the study of pre-Columbian skywatchers of the New World has drawn increasing scientific and popular attention in recent years. Aveni, one of the pioneers in this new interdisciplinary field, couples basic astronomy with archaeological and ethnological data to present a readable and entertaining synthesis of what is known of ancient astronomy in this hemisphere.
Aveni, Anthony F. Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures. New York:
Basic Books, 1989. Aveni, Anthony F. The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of
2012. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2009. Aveni, Anthony F. Skywatchers: A ...
Author: Davíd Carrasco
Examine the fascinating details of the daily lives of the ancient Aztecs through this innovative study of their social history, culture, and continuing influence, written from the perspective of the history of religions. • Images and interpretation of the recently discovered Aztec Codex "Mapa de Cuauhtinchan Codex" from 1542 and from new excavations in Mexico • Aztec poems and riddles • An updated glossary
enmedia. 2009d. “Nostradamus 2012 Part 1 of 10” (6 January). Retrieved from
http://www.youtube.com/watch? ... Unlocking the Secrets of 2102: Galactic
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Author: Joseph Gelfer
21 December 2012 was believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. Many people believed this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, a shift to a new form of global consciousness. Examining how much of the phenomenon is based on the historical record and how much is contemporary fiction, the book explores the landscape of the modern apocalyptic imagination, the economics of the spiritual marketplace, the commodification of countercultural values, and the cult of celebrity.
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Anthony Stairways to the Stars : Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures .
Author: Michael G. Gibbs
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific
"Endorsed by the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Astronomical Union, 2009 is designated as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and provides a year to celebrate and reflect on 400 years of changing perspectives of the universe. In conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) convened an IYA symposium and series of workshops at the AAS summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from May 31 to June 4, 2008. During this conference, astronomy and space science professionals gathered to share ideas and plans, forge connections and collaborations, and organize their efforts to make 2009 a singular year for advancing astronomy awareness and education. This volume contains the content of the meeting, plus an additional resource section. It serves as a reference to aid those involved in the IYA as they make professional connections, access resources, and maximize their efforts to encourage the world's citizens to look up and discover anew the universe around us. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), founded in 1889, increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. Visit www.astrosociety.org for additional information regarding the ASP and how you can join the Society and support the cause of improving science literacy."--Publisher's website.
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dedicated sky watchers began noticing and attempting to predict the complex
Author: Robert L. Fastiggi
Publisher: Gale Cengage
This Supplement 2009 not only provides new updates and articles on general Catholic topics, but also focuses on the theme: the Church and Science, to ensure that Catholic contributions and perspectives related to this field are thoroughly covered. (Adapted from Foreword, p. XI).
And the first place where a calendar based on the solar year was created was
ancient Egypt, home of an elaborate solar ... Eventually, ancient Egyptian skywatchers realized that the star Sothis—which the Greeks and modern
astronomers call ...
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials? From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo 13, outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel totally in the dark when it comes to the basic facts about the universe. Kenneth C. Davis steps into that void with a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people who have shed light on the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos. Discover why Einstein was such a genius, the truth behind a blue moon or two, the amazing secrets of Stonehenge, and even how one great astronomer lost his nose. With the fun question-and-answer format that has appealed to the millions of readers of his bestselling Don't Much About® series, you'll be taking off on an exciting armchair exploration of the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond.
Skywatchers : A Revised and Updated Version of Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico
. Austin : University of Texas ... Maya City Planning and the Calendar .
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. Austin , Texas 2001 . ... ( Examines how the Aztec calendar and ceremonialism
are related to sacred landscapes in the Valley of Mexico . ) - LINDSAY JONES
Author: Michael D. Coe
A latest edition of an authoritative introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations includes coverage of the birth of agriculture and writing, new insight into the metropolis of Teotihuacan, and a recent find in the center of the Aztec capital. Original.
The su Skywatchers : Bringing Order to Chaos Since the Upper Paleolithic ,
roughly 30 , 000 years that pertains to ... The earliest documented For a terrestrial
observer the sun ' s daily motion calendars are Paleolithic bones , shells , and ...
Author: Margaret Young-Sánchez
In 2005, the Denver Art Museum hosted a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca. An international array of scholars of Tiwanaku, Wari, and Inca art and archaeology presented results of the latest research conducted in Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Bringing together current research on Pucara, Tiwanaku, Wari, and Inca art and archaeology, this volume will be an important resource for scholars and enthusiasts of ancient South America.
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Author: Gabrielle Vail
This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, this manuscript includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from the second to the fifteenth centuries A.D. Some scholars have recently argued that the Madrid Codex originated in the Petén region of Guatemala and postdates European contact. The contributors to this volume challenge that view by demonstrating convincingly that it originated in northern Yucatán and was painted in the Pre-Columbian era. In addition, several contributors reveal provocative connections among the Madrid and Borgia group of codices from Central Mexico. Contributors include: Harvey M. Bricker, Victoria R. Bricker, John F. Chuchiak IV, Christine L. Hernández, Bryan R. Just, Merideth Paxton, and John Pohl. Additional support for this publication was generously provided by the Eugene M. Kayden Fund at the University of Colorado.
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This completely revised edition takes advantage of C++, and individual applications may be efficiently realized through the use of a powerful module library.
Author: Oliver Montenbruck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A thorough introduction to the computation of celestial mechanics, covering everything from astronomical and computational theory to the construction of rapid and accurate applications programs. The book supplies the necessary knowledge and software solutions for determining and predicting positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, minor planets and comets, solar eclipses, stellar occultations by the Moon, phases of the Moon and much more. This completely revised edition takes advantage of C++, and individual applications may be efficiently realized through the use of a powerful module library. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete, fully documented and commented source codes as well as executable programs for Windows 98/2000/XP and LINUX.
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The star filled sky has fascinated mankind since prehistoric times.ncient sky-watchers imagined shapes in the pattern of bright stars that gave rise to many myths and legends.This profusely illustrated book familarises us with the ...
Author: Biman Basu
The star filled sky has fascinated mankind since prehistoric times.ncient sky-watchers imagined shapes in the pattern of bright stars that gave rise to many myths and legends.This profusely illustrated book familarises us with the constellations and help in identifying individual stars with the help of star maps and diagrams.