Monday, 4 June 2012

Transit of Venus - 13 baktún. Tránsito de Venus frente al Sol - Live online by Mexico INAH and Canal22

Transit of Venus astronomical event that won't be seen again soon, as the next will happen in more than 100 years.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and Mexican Canal 22 will broadcast live online the program 13 baktún - Transit of Venus.
During this program there will be information and interviews  about the Mayan calendars and its relation with astronomical phenomena like this one, and also the transit of Venus. There will be a special coverage from the archaelogical site of Mayapan, a mayan city where there is evidence that the Maya observed at least one transit of Venus (Maya observations of 13th century transits of Venus Jesús Galindo Trejo and Christine Allen).
13 baktún - From Wikipedia baktun (properly b'ak'tun) is 20 katun cycles of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar. It contains 144,000 days, equal to 394.26 tropical years. The Classic period of Maya civilization occurred during the 8th and 9th baktuns of the current calendrical cycle. The current (13th) baktun will end, or be completed, on (December 21, 2012 using the GMT correlation). This also marks the beginning of the 14th baktun, as such a term is usually used among Mayanists.

Full information about the program by INAH on this article: Programa 13 baktún. Tránsito de Venus frente al Sol

The program will be live online from 17:00 to 19:00 in the following channels:


Live stream by Ustream

Agencia N22

Live streaming by Ustream

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