Maragha Observatory ARTICLES
Figure 1: Sultan Murad III's firman about al-Tusi's book Tahrir Kitab usul al-Handasa li-Uqlidis printed in Italy in 1594.
The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific LiteratureLEARN MORE
The works of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi have always attracted the...
Figure 1. Portrait of Copernicus (beginning of the 16th century). Source: http://www.frombork.art.pl/Ang10.htm.
Copernicus and Arabic Astronomy: A Review of Recent ResearchLEARN MORE
On the occasion of 464th anniversary of the death of...
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...
Figure 1: An Armillary sphere (dhât al-halaq) located at the Istanbul Observatory founded by Taqi al-Din al-Rasid. Shahinshahnâme, Istanbul University Library, F. 1404.
The Observation WellLEARN MORE
Observation wells received much historical interest...
Sextant (mushabbaha bi'l-manâtiq) of Taqî al-Din.
Astronomical Instruments of Tycho Brahe and Taqi al-DinLEARN MORE
Tycho Brahe "was a brilliant astronomer and scientist of...
Figure 1: Fig. 1: Illustration of Kuttab School in a mosque, from the 7th maqama of al-Hariri's Maqamat. This manuscript, copied and illustrated by al-Wasiti, was executed in Baghdad in 1237. MS. ar. 5847 f. 18v., Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris. Islamic science developed thanks to a good system of knowledge diffusion through education. (Source).
Rediscovering Arabic ScienceLEARN MORE
The magazine Saudi Aramco World published in May-June 2007...