The Locales of Islamic Astronomical Instrumentation

@article{Charette2006TheLO,
  title={The Locales of Islamic Astronomical Instrumentation},
  author={F. Charette},
  journal={History of Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={123 - 138}
}
  • F. Charette
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • History of Science
  • From the mid-eighth to the early twentieth centuries, activities relating to astronomical instruments were very much alive throughout most of the Islamic world. I This involvement concerned many people, ranging from artisans to high-ranking scholars, including even pure mathematicians (e.g. al-Kuhi) and philosophers (e.g. Ibn Sina, known as Avicenna in the West). Besides astronomical observatories, scientific instruments could also be seen in the shops of astrologers and physicians, in the… CONTINUE READING
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