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TitleThe History and Philosophy of Astronomy Lecture 6: Middle Ages. Islam. Presentation
TagsAstronomy Philosophical Science Ptolemy Cosmology
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Islam: The Need for Islam: The Need for AstronomyAstronomy

•• rereliligigious rous reqequiruiremeementnts:s:
-- predict beginning of monthpredict beginning of month
-- altialtitude tude of Sof Sun (un (hours hours of pof prayerrayer))

•• esestatablblisish ofh offifice oce off muwaqqit muwaqqit 
(mosque timekeeper)(mosque timekeeper)

Astronomers respectedAstronomers respected
position in society!position in society!

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Legacy of Islamic AstronomyLegacy of Islamic Astronomy

•• PresPreserveerved ancied ancient Greent Greek astrk astronomonomy / philoy / philosophsophyy

•• ImpImprovroved ed mathmathematematicaical l methmethodsods

•• DilDiligenigent obset observerrvers (asts (astronoronomicmical tabal tablesles))

•• AttAttituitude tode towardwards Ptos Ptolemalemaic Fric Framewameworkork::

-- no no fufundandamenmental tal chachangenge!!
-- impimproveroved precid precision (Gsion (Great Obreat Observservatoatoriesries))
-- raraisisining og of df dououbtbtss
-- elimeliminatiination on of of PtolePtolemaic maic equanequantt

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