Presentation and Perseid Meteor Shower

Archaeoastronomy in Northern Baja California

José “Pepe” Aguilar

Saturday, August 12, 2017     7 p.m. 

Location: San Diego Archaeological Center

Admission: Free


Join us at the Center for a fascinating lecture and stay after for s’mores and a chance to view the Perseid meteor shower away from the city lights.


Former students of San Diego City College and Adjunct Professor Pepe Aguilar have been conducting archaeoastronomical studies for almost 4 years at a rock shelter called El Hombre en el Cuadro (The Man in the Square), located in Baja California Norte, Mexico. Evidence suggests that this site, recorded by San Diego Museum of Man archaeologist Ken Hedges, was a year-round solar observatory designed to mark the days surrounding both solstices and both equinoxes.

José “Pepe” Aguilar, M.A., R.P.A., has taught at San Diego City College for almost 7 years, and specializes in bioarchaeology and archaeoastronomy.  In addition, Mr. Aguilar has participated in and conducted archaeological field research in various parts of Mexico, including Baja California Norte, Oaxaca, the Coronado Islands, and in many locations in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties. He is also the owner of Meridian Archaeological Services and Research, a consulting firm based in San Diego.

We will host the meteor shower viewing on the adjacent upper field.  Don’t forget to pack your chairs and blankets, water, flashlight, and bug spray for a more comfortable experience.  Please see the following links for more information on the Perseids.

Perseid Meteor Shower Guide

Everything You Need to Know Perseid Meteor Shower

For more information, please contact Stephanie Sandoval at or by telephone at (760) 291-0370.