The ancient Egyptians gave us the 24-hour day and the 365-day year, but they did not try like the ancient Greeks to explain in scientific terms how the sun, the planets and the stars moved, or even where they were. For them, the heavens were the realm of the gods. The sky embodied the balance between order and chaos, between death and rebirth. The god kings lived on Earth and then journeyed to the heavens to reign forever with the imperishable stars. The Pharaohs imagined that they could travel to the stars. Now five thousand years later, we’ve embarked on the first steps of a journey which may make that dream come true. You'll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena. And thanks to the time Digital Theater's production team spent on location in Egypt taking photographs and measurements, you'll see some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in their original splendor. Grades 6 to adult.