Planispheric Astrolabe, Ahuan Islamic Art

Friday, September 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Come explore astrolabes—the scientific instrument that was used throughout the Islamic and European worlds. BYU Professor Dr. Glen Cooper will discuss the purposes of this tool and teach participants how these functioned. Participants will be able to construct their own astrolabes for further exploration.

Professor Glen Cooper studies the legacy and spread of Hellenism, and especially the intellectual exchanges between Byzantium and Islam. He studied the history of science and medicine in the Early Medieval Mediterranean and Middle East and teaches on the History of Science in Islam.

This workshop is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration for this workshop opens on Monday, August 13. Please contact Romy Banfield at to register.

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