Astronomy from the Maya to today

Session outline

Find out about astronomers from the past, including the Maya people who built their own observatories to observe the sun, stars and planets. Compare their ideas and beliefs to what we know today and how the invention of the telescope transformed our understanding of the universe.

Length: About 90 minutes

Number of children: Up to 32

Availability: Usually Mondays or Wednesdays, 10am or 12:30pm

Curriculum Links

KS2 History National Curriculum non-European society Mayan civilisation
KS2 Science National Curriculum, Earth and Space