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BSIG March Zoom Presentation – Ahmed Reda: Middle Eastern Astronomy

March 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

BSIG Beginner’s Special Interest Group Zoom Presentation

Middle Eastern Astronomy

Ahmed Reda


Have you ever wondered why most of the visible star names are Arabic ones? How Arabic astronomical concepts like the Azimuth or the Astrolabe came to be key ones in medieval astronomy?

While most people are familiar with the Ancient Greek or Renaissance astronomy, most people don’t recognize the vast contributions of the Islamic civilization to astronomy for a millennia. This presentation will touch on some of the aspects of medieval Islamic astronomy, how it preserved the ancient knowledge, and leading a golden age of astronomy.

Join us on Zoom – ZOOM LINK

The link will open 15 minutes before the scheduled presentation time.  There is no cost to join, and MAS membership is not required.

Dial-in Phone Number

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 862 2052 2341

Passcode: 502643

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    March 11, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
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