According to the History Channel Decoding the Past Doomsday 2012: The End of Days,
“The Maya were legendary astronomers and timekeepers — their calendar is more accurate than our own. By tracking the stars and planets they assigned great meaning to astronomical phenomena and made extraordinary predictions based on them — many of which have come true.”
On the winter solstice December 21, 2012, Mayan astronomers and timekeepers predicted an astronomical event occurs that will herald a profound world change or end of the world as we know it. Check your local television listing for date and times when History Channel Decoding the Past Doomsday 2012: The End of Days is scheduled to air.