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Adventures Online: Chaco Canyon & the Mysteries of the Stars

Program No. 24200RJ
Discover the wonders of Chaco Canyon on this cutting-edge, online learning adventure live from New Mexico! Learn about Pueblo history and their advanced understanding of the night sky.

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3 days
Archaeoastronomy, Chacoan Roads
From the comfort of your own home.
More Mysteries of Chaco Canyon, Panel discussion
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

The sun, moon and stars were very important to the ancient Pueblo people — so much so that the Chacoan constructed their communities in Chaco Canyon in accordance with astronomical alignments. Delve into the fascinating world of the ancient Pueblo during this live, online adventure with experts from New Mexico who share their insight into the world of archaeoastronomy. Thrill in a first-hand look at incredible Chaco Canyon and learn about the region’s ancient Pueblo ruins. Engage in a panel discussion with members form the Solstice Project, a non-profit dedicated to the study of archaeoastronomy in Chacoan culture. Throughout your studies, enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Road Scholars and share your interest in ancient cultures during group discussions and Q&A sessions.

What You'll Learn

  • Join experts from the Solstice Project for a panel discussion on the astronomical heritage of the Ancient Puebloans.
  • Enjoy exciting LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) photos, CGI graphics and videos of Chaco Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to learn about its Great Houses and Great Kivas with local experts.
  • Join experts for a look into the traditions and rituals of Pueblo culture in the Four Corners region.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. In keeping with our Traditional On-Site programs, ALL ADVENTURES ONLINE MULTI-DAY PROGRAMS (INCLUDING THIS PROGRAM) ARE PRESENTED LIVE; THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT RECORDED. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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