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The Instruments of Istanbul Observatory
In this article, Professor Sevim Tekeli, an outstanding scholar in the history of Ottoman science, describes the instruments built by Taqî al-Dîn Ibn Ma'ruf and his team at the Istanbul observatory (...
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The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad between 9th and 19th centuries
[Note of the editor] This article was originally published as: David A. King, "The renaissance of astronomy...
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Ulugh Beg
Ulugh Beg was a Timurid ruler as well as an astronomer, mathematician. His primary interest was in the...
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The Observation Well
Observation wells received much historical interest relating to observatories. In this article Prof. Aydin...
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A Treasure of World Heritage: Islamic Manuscripts in the Kandilli Observatory
This is a review of a book bringing to light a collection of about 1300 Islamic scientific manuscripts on...
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The Scholars of Samarkand
Samarkand contributed in particular to the progress of science in astronomy through its observatory. Some of...
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