Astronomy is one of the most ancient sciences in humanity’s history. In Mexico, as we know, pre-Columbian cultures possessed vast astronomical knowledge when the two cultures met. Also, Mesoamerican ceremonial buildings had an astronomical orientation and were used to identify the sun’s and moon’s furthest points on the horizon. This, of course, was of great importance in calendar making.

Today, astronomy, as a science, contributes significantly to the progress of human knowledge, the latest astronomical advances are closely related to observation technique development and the use of powerful telescopes.

The INAOE National Astrophysics Observatory of Tonantzintla (OANTON) and the Guillermo Haro Astrophysics Observatory in Cananea, Sonora, are just two examples of this.

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