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Arabic Astronomy by Martin Lunn - Festival of Ideas

August 25, 2024

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Arabic Astronomy by Martin Lunn - Festival of Ideas

The classical period of Arabic astronomy lasted from around 600 CE to 1400 CE. It is not well known or celebrated, yet during this time cities in the Middle East became the centres of astronomical learning. The Arabs gave us the star names we use today plus lots of mathematical ideas including zero.

Arabic Astronomy by Martin Lunn - Festival of Ideas
Arabic Astronomy by Martin Lunn - Festival of Ideas

Time and Location

Aug 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Silsden Town Hall, Silsden Town Hall, Kirkgate, Silsden, Keighley BD20 0AJ, UK

About the event

The classical period of Arabic astronomy lasted from around 600 CE to 1400 CE. It is not well known or celebrated, yet during this time cities in the Middle East became the centres of astronomical learning. The Arabs gave us the star names we use today plus lots of mathematical ideas including the zero number. They replaced Roman numerals with the Arabic system we still use, and even worked out the length of a year.

This talk is part of Silsden's Festival of Ideas, organised by Silsden Town Hall

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  • General Admission

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    £5.00

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