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Islamic Astronomy Contributions

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Matthew Erick

on 14 May 2015

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Transcript of Islamic Astronomy Contributions

Islamic observatories became larger and more advanced
The largest and most famous observatory was Maraaghah Observatory, located in Persia and built by Naseerud-Deen At-Toosi, famed for its instruments, great scientists and extremely accurate observations
Astrolabes were used in observatories to record observations, or at other times used to teach others.
Islamic Astronomy

By: Matthew Hileman
Humanities B3

Most Important Facts
Islam Astronomy
Zijs were used to record observations made my muslim scholars
Combination of tables containing observations of the motions/positions of planets, the sun, the moon, and some stars.
Were kept very organized and neat;Able to be used for later references

Used to determine the altitude of the planets and to define time.
Also known as "The Star Grasper"
Used to: tell time day or night, locate stars in the sky, when to pray and in what direction, etc.
Earth Is The Center
of The Universe
Theory Proved Wrong
Copernicus concluded the SUN was the center of the universe in 1495.
Did not announce his findings till' 1543.
Theory was accepted by muslims quickly
Zijs are combinations of tables containing: observations of the motions/positions of planets, the sun, the moon, and a few stars.
Astrolabes were used to tell time, locate stars, when to pray and in what direction, etc.
Muslims discovered the Sun and not the Earth was the center of the solar system
Muslim Astronomy's interest grew in the Golden Ages and many discoveries were made.
Astrolabes were put into observatories to
record observations and sometimes to teadch pupils.
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