Session Title

A Hands-On Introduction to Islamic Astrolabes (A Workshop)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Kristine Larsen

Organizer Affiliation

Central Connecticut State Univ.

Presider Name

Kristine Larsen

Paper Title 1

A Hands-On Introduction to Islamic Astrolabes

Presenter 1 Name

Kristine Larsen

Start Date

10-5-2019 9:30 PM

Session Location

Valley 3 Eldridge 309

Description

A hands-on introduction to the Eastern or Islamic astrolabe, and how to use the instrument to calculate the times of Islamic prayer as well as the direction of Mecca from a given location. The first 60 participants will receive a cardboard astrolabe and instruction sheet to take home. Kristine Larsen

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May 10th, 9:30 PM

A Hands-On Introduction to Islamic Astrolabes (A Workshop)

Valley 3 Eldridge 309

A hands-on introduction to the Eastern or Islamic astrolabe, and how to use the instrument to calculate the times of Islamic prayer as well as the direction of Mecca from a given location. The first 60 participants will receive a cardboard astrolabe and instruction sheet to take home. Kristine Larsen