Islamic Astronomy By Owen Gingerich An article by Owen Gingerich, in Scientific American, on ancient astronomy preserved and improved in the Islamic empire. http://users.kfupm.edu.sa/phys/alshukri/PHYS215/Islamic astronomy.htm
Extractions: Islamic astronomy by Owen Gingerich Scientific American , April 1986 v254 p74(10) Historians who track the development of astronomy from antiquity to the Renaissance sometimes refer to the time from the eighth through the 14th centuries as the Islamic period. During that interval most astronomical activity took place in the Middle East North Africa and Moorish Spain. While Europe languished in the Dark Ages, the torch of ancient scholarship had passed into Muslim hands. Islamic scholars kept it alight, and from them it passed to Renaissance Europe. Two circumstances fostered the growth of astronomy in Islamic lands. One was geographic proximity to the world of ancient learning, coupled with a tolerance for scholars of other creeds. In the ninth century most of the Greek scientific texts were translated into Arabic, including Ptolemy's Syntaxis , the apex of ancient astronomy. It was through these translations that the Greek works later became known in medieval Europe . (Indeed, the Syntaxis is still known primarily by its Arabic name, Almagest, meaning "the greatest.")
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Extractions: for A rchaeoastronomy and A stronomy in C ulture ISAAC is a professional organization established in 1996 to promote the academic development of archaeoastronomy, including ethnoastronomy. The goal of this society is to enhance the professional status of archaeoastronomy by forming ties with existing international, regional and national academic bodies, organizing meetings, and assisting in the development of interdisciplinary projects in cultural astronomy in its widest sense.
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