APPLICATIONS OF ASTRONOMICAL CALCULATIONS TO ISLAMIC ISSUES


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This volume contains the papers presented at the First Emirates International Conference, which was held in Abu Dhabi in December 2006 and which covered the following topics: 1) Crescent visibility and its criteria, papers ranging from state-of-the-art reviews to newly developed criteria and new proposed methods of crescent observation or detection (including the Islamic Lunar Observation Satellite Project); 2) Islamic Calendar (the unified and the bi-zonal models); 3) Status of astronomical education in the Arab and Muslim worlds; 4) Islamic astronomical heritage.

The book is divided into an English part (113 pages) and an Arabic part (192 pages).