Figure 1: Image of March 2007 lunar eclipse showing details of the lunar surface such as the huge ray system emanating from the large impact crater Tycho on the the southern hemisphere of the Moon. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_eclipse. See an animation of this eclipse at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:2007-03-03_-_Lunar_Eclipse_small-43img.gif.
Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and HistoryLEARN MORE
On the occasion of the lunar eclipse that occurs on 28 August 2007, we produce a short survey of some records...
Figure 1: The cover page of the book Kitāb al-hiyal.
The Mechanics of Banu Musa in the Light of Modern System and Control EngineeringLEARN MORE
This article is a review of the book published recently by Professor Attila Bir (Istanbul Technical...
Figure 1: Elephant clock of al-Jazari, from a MS copy of his treatise The Book of Knowledgeof Ingenious Mechanical Device copied in Syria in 1315 by Farkh ibn 'Abd al-Latif (Ink, colors, and gold on paper; height. 30 cm – width 19.7 cm). Source: Metropolitan Museum, New York: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/07/wae/hob_57.51.23.htm.
Automation and Robotics in Muslim Heritage: The Cultural Roots of al-Jazari's Mechanical SystemsLEARN MORE
This short paper introduces a longer essay by Prof. Gunalan Nadarajan, Associate Dean of Research and...
Figure 1. View of Toledo, the city of Al-Zarqali, dominated by the famous Alcazar. Source: http://www.toledoaldia.com/alcazarIV_toledo.htm
Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya Al-ZarqaliLEARN MORE
Al-Zarqali is an eminent Andalusian astronomer of the 11th century who was the foremost astronomer of his...
Figure 4: Symbols in medieval Arabic alchemy inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs: Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu ‘l-Qasim al-‘Iraqi (British Library in London, MS Add 25724, folio 11a). Source : El Daly 2005, figure 12.
Deciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Muslim HeritageLEARN MORE
The article surveys some results of Dr. Okasha El Daly's exciting discoveries about the precedence of Muslim...
Figure 1: Extract from Jordanus' De planisphaeri figurationei. Source: http://www.ub.unibas.ch/kadmos/gg/pic/gg0287_009_txt.htm.
The Arabic Sources of Jordanus de NemoreLEARN MORE
The following article by Professors Menso Folkerts and Richard Lorch, from Munich University in Germany,...