Following on from the successful 'Islamic Astronomy: Calendars, Crescents and Calculations' seminar held at the Royal Observatory (Greenwich) on the 30th of October 2004, we are pleased to announce a new electronic mailing list and discussion group: 'UK Islamic Astronomy'.
The e-group is primarily aimed at UK residents, although members from abroad are welcome. The aims and objectives of the group include, but are not limited to:
1. To keep members informed about relevant future events at various UK observatories and institutions.
2. To promote learning, teaching and discussion of matters related to Islamic astronomy. These include:
Astronomy from the viewpoint of Islam, i.e. as another 'sacred science'
Application of modern astronomical methods to issues in Shari'ah (the Sacred Law of Islam) such as prayer timings, crescent visibility and the lunar calendar
Understanding the effects of modern cosmology and the new physics on our understanding of God and His creation (including space and time) and the possibility of extra-terrestrial intelligence, etc.
3. To develop links with other astronomical associations in the UK and Islamic astronomical associations abroad.
To join the e-group, please send a blank email to
, or join online at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UK_Islamic_Astronomy/
There is currently no website for this group, but the following are sites of relevance which you may find useful:
Events are listed by the Muslim Council of Britain (the "MCB") at its discretion. The views of any organisation holding an event or any speakers at such an event are theirs alone and not those of the MCB. The MCB is not responsible for the content of external sites. The inclusion of any events on the MCB website does not amount to any endorsement by the MCB of such event or of any speakers at such event.