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Paper: Towards a Transcultural Interpretation of the Sky in Mesoamerica
Volume: 531, ASP2020: Embracing the Future: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement
Page: 317
Authors: Barrientos, T.; Hawkins, I.; Leiva, E. A.; Barreno, G.; Salanic, I. P.; Mejuto, J.; Codoner, S. M.
Abstract: In this article we summarize the antecedents and initial development of cultural astronomy in the Maya region, which led to the First Mesoamerican Congress of Cultural Astronomy, carried out in Guatemala and Honduras in 2019. In this event, ancient and modern conceptions of the sky, which have been traditionally defined as separated and even opposed, were viewed through the lens of transdisciplinary research, thus converging in a dialogue that can provide important contributions to the scientific study of astronomy from diverse perspectives, the conservation of dark skies, and the development of educational programs such as sustainable and community oriented astrotourism.
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