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We don’t hear much about Muslim scientists in the field of space and astronomy, but there have been many amazing contributions. In recent years, we would rarely think about Muslims when speaking about space. Usually NASA and Russia are at the forefront of any conversation regarding space, but now we have reason to speak about Muslims and space again. President Obama recently asked NASA to work with Muslim scientists to honor their contributions throughout history with astronomy. Many of the early historical contributions to astronomy were mathematically based and have contributed to calculations that have furthered the understanding of our solar system. Mathematicians like Muhammad Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi who changed the course of Islamic astronomy by writing a book in 820 called the “Astronomical Tables of Sind and Hind.” The work contains tables for the movements of the sun, the moon and the five planets known at the time. Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sufi, who discovered the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Andromeda Galaxy, which were the first galaxies to be observed other than the Milky Way. There are many other contributions to math and science that were easily translated to Astronomy, which now is converted to technological contributions to space.
Originally posted by FeraVerto
Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sufi, who discovered the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Andromeda Galaxy, which were the first galaxies to be observed other than the Milky Way.
Originally posted by idonotcollectstamps
I would cringe at the thought of the contributions to Science as being from the "Atheist World". Instead let us consider Science to come from human beings belonging to the planet Earth.