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  • ʻImiloa Astronomy Center 600 Imiloa Place Hilo, HI, 96720 United States (map)

Tales Of The Maya Skies and Talk Story with Director, Arne Jin An Wong.

Known to be one of the most advanced and complex civilizations in the World, the Maya are marveled for their remarkable and immense varied knowledge and skills, ranging from food and art to architecture, textiles and science.

Directed by Arne Jin An Wong, Tales of the Maya Skies is a thoughtful and creative production about the history and culture of the Maya people in the Yucatan that showcases the Maya’s contributions to science, mathematics, and astronomy. This dynamic program explores the evolution of Maya Astronomy from mythology—stories to unravel the mysteries of life—to astrology—using the stars to guide one’s life—to scientific observational Astronomy— understanding our universe based on facts not faith, all within the settings of ‘Imiloa’s planetarium and full-dome digital presentation.

An added special component of this presentation will include a talk story session with the show’s director, Arne Jin An Wong. He will address the impact of the Maya’s incredible achievements on our world today and what we learned from their successes and mistakes. Wong will also share how new technologies developed for the production of this show served to further archeological exploration. Behind the scenes stories will cover his extensive and fascinating experiences throughout the entire journey in directing this unique program, from countless research and intense interviews to awe-inspiring site visits.

In 2009, he directed and served as art director for Tales Of The Maya Skies which won awards in Germany at the 2010 Full Dome Summit Conference. Wong and his wife moved to South Kona, Island of Hawaii in 2016. He continues to work by teaching animation and giving his time to the local community, art centers and public schools, and is currently working on his own graphic novels.

Tickets: $10 Non-Members / $8 for Individual, Family and Dual Members / $6 for Patron Members / FREE for Silver and Gold Members

Earlier Event: March 29
Later Event: April 12