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An Introduction to Islamic Astronomy

By |2019-08-16T17:27:06+03:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Islamic astronomy comprises the astronomical developments made in the Islamic world, particularly during the Islamic Golden Age (9th–13th centuries), and mostly written in the Arabic language. These developments mostly took place in the Middle East, Central Asia, Al-Andalus, and North Africa, and later in the [...]

Antikythera Mechanism: The World’s First Computer

By |2018-10-21T02:35:29+03:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The world’s first computer was discovered on 17 May 1902 in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, to the great puzzlement of archaeologists at the time. Since then, we have learned a great deal more about the sophistication of this ancient astronomical computer, [...]

First Super Blue Blood Moon in Over 150 Years

By |2018-01-19T23:01:52+03:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

For the first time in over 150 years, three lunar phenomena will collide – producing a Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31. Not only will it be the second full moon in January, but the moon will also be close to its nearest point [...]