History of Astronomy

Gene Stowe | July 10, 2013 | NDWorks

Students and faculty at the Jordan Hall of Science Observatory

A Canadian scholar made a case for Islamic origins of some Copernican ideas at the opening of the University’s Eleventh Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop.

Jamil Ragep, Canada Research Chair in the History of Science in Islamic Societies and director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University in Montreal, gave the public address on June 12 in the Hesburgh Library.

The conference, June 12 to 16, attracted some 60 participants, including a dozen from other countries. Events included paper and poster presentations, panel discussions and a trip to the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago.

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