Figure 1: The constellation Centaurus from al-Sufi's book. Source: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/heavens.html.
Arabic Star Names: A Treasure of Knowledge Shared by the WorldLEARN MORE
Many of the prominent stars known today are of Arabic origin as they bear names given to them during the...
Figure 1: Cover page of the book.
A Treasure of World Heritage: Islamic Manuscripts in the Kandilli ObservatoryLEARN MORE
This is a review of a book bringing to light a collection of about 1300 Islamic scientific manuscripts on...
Figure 1: The tormented surface of the Moon, showing the multiple sites of the lunar formations.
Illustrious Names in the Heavens: Arabic and Islamic Names of the Moon CratersLEARN MORE
24 craters of the Moon bear names of Arabic and Islamic origin. In majority, these names are those of famous...
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. 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 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 Copernicus, we provide below a list of selected...