|Workshop on Astrolabe Making
Rediscovering an old scientific tradition in Lahore
Sponsors and Collaborators:
Lahore Astronomical Society
Registration: Registration is required.
Date: February 27, 2018 February 28, 2018
Time: 2 to 6 pm, 2 to 6 pm
Venue: Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Khwarizmi Science Society, Lahore Astronomical Society and the Ali Institute of Education are organizing a Workshop on Astrolabe Making Workshop at the Ali Institute of Education on 27th and 28th February, 2018.
An astrolabe is an ancient astronomical computer for solving problems related to time and the position of the sun and stars in the sky. Astrolabes are used to show how the sky looks at a specific space at a given time. It is a primitive device and the astrolabe was highly developed in the Islamic world by 800. it was introduced to Europe from Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) in the early twelfth century. It was the most popular astronomical instrument till mid-seventeenth century.
Astrolabe making is a dead scientific art which once revolutionized astronomy in the medieval ages. At a time, half of the world’s astrolabes were produced in Lahore. To revive this lost scientific tradition among our local scientists and historians of science and technology, three experts from Holland will visit Pakistan and supervise the workshop.
Note that registration is required to attend this workshop. Here is the link to registration page. The fee is Rs. 2000.
Jan Pieter Hogendijk
Willem Frederik de Graaf
"AIE hosts Astrolabe Making Workshop" - The Nation