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White Supremacism and Islamic Astronomy in History of Astronomy Texts from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

This paper reviews manifestations of racism in European and American h...

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Development of Astronomy in Ottomans

 Generally, it is possible to study the development of astronomy in t...

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Embedding Scientific Ideas as a Mode of Science Transmission

I used the discipline of astronomy as a template to record the transmi...

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The Science of Al-Biruni

Al-Biruni was so far ahead of his time that his most brilliant discove...

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From Baghdad to Barcelona: The Anxiety of Influence in the Transmission of the Greek and Arabic Sciences

Drawing on Harold Bloom’s model of poetic influence and supersession...

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Astronomy in Medieval Jerusalem

Various medieval Arabic manuscripts preserved in libraries around the ...

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Oxford Museum of the History of Science Online Al-Mizan Exhibition

The Oxford Museum of the History of Science launched an online Al-Miza...

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Islamic Astronomy from “Star Wars” to Star Tables

The most obvious difference between modern and Islamic astronomy is th...

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Star-finders Astrolabes

Over a thousand-year period in Muslim Civilisation, epoch-making disco...

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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium

“Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage”, a Symposium org...

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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium

“Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage”, a Symposium org...

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The Story of Mathematics

During the Cheltenham Science Festival from 6 - 11 June 2017, a panel ...

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Islamic Astronomy

This article was originally published as: “Islamic Astronomy”, in ...

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Al-Khalili and the Culmination of Spherical Astronomy in 14th-Century Damascus

Syria in the 14th century was the scene of the most sophisticated deve...

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Nearly 3 Centuries old light system illuminates a sacred grave on Sun’s equinox

This year has been chosen as "International Year of Light (IYL2015)" b...

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Ibn Yunus and The Pendulum: A History of Errors

In this article, Professor David A. King explores the authenticity of ...

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The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the 9th and 10th centuries

[Note of the editor] This article was published in 2003 as: David A. K...

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Manuscript Review: Farthest Perception in the Comprehension of Heavens, by Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi

With all the weight of his knowledge, Qutub al-Din preferred to be a m...

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Abu al-Wafa al-Buzjanî

Muḥammad Abūʾl-Wafāʾ al-Būzjānī (10 June 940–997 or 998) wa...

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Ulugh Beg

Ulugh Beg was a Timurid ruler as well as an astronomer, mathematician....

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Ibn al-Majdi

Shihab al-Din Abu al-'Abbas Ahmad Ibn al-Majdi (1359–1447 CE) was an...

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Ali Al-Qushji and His Contributions to Mathematics and Astronomy

Ali Al-Qushji was one of the most noteworthy and important scientists ...

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Status of Research in the History of Astronomy in the Arab World

Professor Hamid M. K. Al-Naimy [Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inv...

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The Stellar and Lunar Keys to Medieval Muslim Agriculture

Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our ...

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The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the Cosmos

The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford has purchased the med...

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Ottoman Contributions to Science and Technology

The Ottoman contribution to science and technology during their six hu...

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Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: Survey on his Works and Scientific Method

Being in form a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taq...

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The Instruments of Istanbul Observatory

In this article, Professor Sevim Tekeli, an outstanding scholar in the...

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The Observation Well

Observation wells received much historical interest relating to observ...

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Principle and Use of Ottoman Sundials

Muslim astronomers and engineers invented a variety of dials for timek...

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Our Arabic Heritage in the Celestial Vault

In Arabic culture, as in other civilisations, the cultural dimension o...

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Arabic Eclipse Records Bring Light to Scientific Analysis of the Earth’s Rotation

A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, Febr...

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The Armillary Sphere: A Concentrate of Knowledge in Islamic Astronomy

The armillary sphere is an ancient astronomical instrument reproducing...

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Seeking Seamless Scientific Wonders: Review of Emilie Savage-Smith’s Work

Najma Kazi reviews some salient aspects of Emilie Savage-Smith's work....

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Arabic Star Names: A Treasure of Knowledge Shared by the World

Many of the prominent stars known today are of Arabic origin as they b...

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“Three Times Greater than Venus”: Ibn Ridhwan’s Observation of Supernova 1006

1001 years ago, an extraordinary astronomical event occurred in the sk...

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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 130...

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Illustrious Names in the Heavens: Arabic and Islamic Names of the Moon Craters

24 craters of the Moon bear names of Arabic and Islamic origin. In maj...

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Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and History

On the occasion of the lunar eclipse that occurs on 28 August 2007, we...

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Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and History

On the occasion of the lunar eclipse that occurs on 28 August 2007, we...

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Copernicus and Arabic Astronomy: A Review of Recent Research

Some 800 years in the past, in 1206, a brilliant Muslim scholar died :...

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Glances on Calendars and Almanacs in the Islamic Civilization

From the beginning of the Islamic history, the scholars developed the ...

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Sine, Cosine and the Measurement of the Earth

Mathematics has long been an area of expertise amongst Muslim mathemat...

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Al-Urdi’s Article on ‘The Quality of Observation’

Astronomy has for a long time been of keen interest of Muslims through...

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Alfraganus and the Elements of Astronomy

Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most f...

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Scientific Contacts and Influences Between the Islamic World and Europe: The Case of Astronomy

For more than a thousand years the Muslim East and the Christian West,...

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Using an Astrolabe

The history of the astrolabe begins more than two thousand years ago, ...

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Observatories In Islam

The observatory as an organised and state sponsored activity began wit...

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Astrology for the Ottomans

Among the Ottomans there was constant controversy over whether astrolo...

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Turkish Contributions to Scientific Work in Islam

Turks have played an active part in the pursuit of science and learnin...

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Modelling the Stars

The measurement of the positions of the stars was developed and refine...

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Ziryab, the Musician, Astronomer, Fashion Designer and Gastronome

Abul-Hasan Alí Ibn Nafí, nicknamed Ziryab, was Chief Entertainer of ...

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The Samarqand Observatory

The observatory of Samarqand dates from 1424AD and was a `monumental' ...

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The Legacy of Ulugh Beg

Kevin Krisciunas writes on The Legacy of Ulugh Beg. Although he recogn...

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The impact of Al-Battani on European Astronomy

Al-Battani used the widest variety of instruments: astrolabes, tubes, ...

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The Muslim Pioneers of Astronomy

Most eminent Muslim astronomers include Al-Battani, al-Sufi, al-Biruni...

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Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic Culture

The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as oppose...

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An overview of Muslim Astronomers

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Transmission of Muslim Astronomy to Europe

It was in Muslim Toledo, Spain, where flocked in the 12th century, in ...

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