Islamic Astronomy

Medieval Moslem Astronomers (Photo courtesy of University of North Florida)

Medieval Moslem Astronomers (Photo courtesy of University of North Florida)

Different groups – and a few individual students – contributed short biographies on important figures from the Islamic world in the history of astronomy.

Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

Ibn al-Haytham (Latinized name: Alhazen)

Mariam al-Ijliya al Asturlabi

Ibn Rushd (Latinized name: Averroes)

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Alfonso X of Castile

Ibn al-Shatir

Levi ben Gershon (Latinized name: Gersonides)

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