Mexica Archaeoastronomy

About Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space & Time

Recommend for ages 10+, grades 5-12
Running Time: 35 minutes

This feature illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. They used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan.

Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures in Mesoamerica.

(Available in Chinese, Portuguese & Spanish)

For Everyone's Enjoyment

  • Children must be at least 4 years old to be admitted to regular public shows.
  • Shows start on time. No one is admitted into the planetarium after a show has started (by order of the Fire Marshal).
  • Theater doors open 10 minutes prior to show time.
  • For your safety, there is no re-admittance if you leave during a show.
  • The planetarium is a dark environment with overhead motion & occasional loud sounds during a show. It is not recommended for guests who are sensitive to such conditions.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Children cannot be left unattended in the planetarium.

Presentation of the Fulldome Experience at Mueller Planetarium inside Morrill Hall is made by possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum.