Astronomy General topics
Figure 2: Miniature illustrations of Sawr (Taurus) and Jawzâ (Gemini). Mirzazâde Salim Efendi. Ikd al-Jumân fî târih ahl al-zaman. Istanbul University Library, T 5393.
Sine, Cosine and the Measurement of the EarthLEARN MORE
Mathematics has long been an area of expertise amongst Muslim mathematicians. This article considers the...
Figure 1. A depiction of the Maragha Observatory.
Al-Urdi's Article on 'The Quality of Observation'LEARN MORE
Astronomy has for a long time been of keen interest of Muslims throughout centuries. This article by...
Alfraganus and the Elements of AstronomyLEARN MORE
Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most famous astronomers of the 9th century. His...
Figure 1. A moon and sun figure of an Almanac. Topkapi Palace Museum, R 1711.
Scientific Contacts and Influences Between the Islamic World and Europe: The Case of AstronomyLEARN MORE
For more than a thousand years the Muslim East and the Christian West, notwithstanding the differences in...
The Scholars of SamarkandLEARN MORE
Samarkand contributed in particular to the progress of science in astronomy through its observatory. Some of...