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The Arabic Roots of Modern Astronomy

21st January 2010, 19:00 - 21:00

Arab astronomers profoundly changed our concept of the night sky, from a fearful realm with unpredictable powers over our lives, to an object of scientific curiosity. Discover how Arab science spearheaded the scientific revolution.

Part of ‘The Big Questions’, a series by Imperial College Astrophysics.

Speakers:
Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, Dept of Physics, University of Surrey
Dr Rim Turkmani, Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London

Facilitator:
Alison Boyle, Curator of Astronomy, Science Museum

Event organised by: Imperial College London

Click here to vist the event site