Figure 2: Prototype of an Islamic astrolabe.
Using an AstrolabeLEARN MORE
The history of the astrolabe begins more than two thousand years ago, but it is in the Islamic classical...
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 his time, and has had a big significance on the...
Modelling the StarsLEARN MORE
The measurement of the positions of the stars was developed and refined by scientists of the Muslim world and...
The Samarqand ObservatoryLEARN MORE
The observatory of Samarqand dates from 1424AD and was a `monumental' building equipped with a huge meridian...
The Muslim Pioneers of AstronomyLEARN MORE
Most eminent Muslim astronomers include Al-Battani, al-Sufi, al-Biruni, and Ibn Yunus. They recorded the...