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The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13LEARN MORE
The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13 - International Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in...
The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the 9th and 10th centuriesLEARN MORE
[Note of the editor] This article was published in 2003 as: David A. King, "The renaissance of astronomy in...
Figure 1: Eclipse diagram for Greenwich Mean Time, February 21, 2008 (Source).
Arabic Eclipse Records Bring Light to Scientific Analysis of the Earth's RotationLEARN MORE
A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is...
Figure 1: View of Al-Azhar mosque courtyard in Cairo. The mosque, founded by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim in 990, was under construction when the 1006 supernova appeared in the sky. Source: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/egypt/cairo-al-azhar-university.htm.
"Three Times Greater than Venus": Ibn Ridhwan's Observation of Supernova 1006LEARN MORE
1001 years ago, an extraordinary astronomical event occurred in the sky: the most intense supernova ever...
Figure 1: Islamic Celestial Globe in brass, dated 1630 CE. This globe served both as a map of the heavens, as viewed from outside the starry sphere, and as a precision tool for making astronomical calculations. Engraved on its surface are various coordinate lines, constellation figures, and Arabic inscriptions. The stars are made of embedded bits of silver. The globe is hollow and was cast in one seamless piece. Source: http://www.nasm.si.edu/exploretheuniverse/etu_ne.htm.
Seeking Seamless Scientific Wonders: Review of Emilie Savage-Smith's WorkLEARN MORE
Najma Kazi reviews some salient aspects of Emilie Savage-Smith's work. Emilie Savage-Smith, who is a...
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...