Department of Astronomy and Space Science

ASTR 203


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Astr 203

History  of Astronomy





Objectives of the course :

      The aim of this course is to give a knowledge to the students about the history of the Astronomy and the contributions of the Arab and Muslime scientists in the development of the humanity knwolge in that field.

 Course Description:

      The general idea about the celestial objects movements – The Astronomy in the Pharaonic era - The Chinese Astronomy - The Pabelion Astronomy -  The Greek Astronomy - The Arab Astronomy – The Contrebutions of the Islamic civilization on the field of Astronomy.

Main text and subsidiary books:

-          OTO lectures on Astrophysics, D. Page, J. G. Hirsch: Springer 2000 .

-          Structure of the Universe A.E. Roy & D. Clarke, 1992 .

-          The Dynamical Universe Snow, West Pub. Company, 1988 .

-          Contemporary Astronomy, Jay M. Pasachoff, Saunders College Publishing 1985

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