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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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Ulugh Beg
Ulugh Beg was a Timurid ruler as well as an astronomer, mathematician. His primary interest was in the...
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Figure 1: Cover page of the book.
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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Diagram by Al-Bîrûnî showing eclipses of the moon
Observatories In Islam
The observatory as an organised and state sponsored activity began with in the Islamic world. Much progress...
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