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My Article About the Comet of 1577 and Takiyuddin

Thanks to the request and help of the International Comet Quarterly editor, Daniel W. E. Green, my article about the Turkish-Ottoman astronomer Takiyuddin (Taqi al-Din) was published in the January 2004 issue of the above publication. The article talks about his observation of the Great Comet of 1577, also observed by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. Courtesy of Dan Green, I scanned the article from the publication and posted it below, page by page. I'd like to express my sincere thanks to Dan, for his guidance, help and support during the preparation of this article. In time, I plan to post both the text version of the article and include further information about the life and works of this great astronomer who established the first astronomical observatory in the Turkish soil. You can also find several links about him below.


Below are the scanned pages from the International Comet Quarterly, January 2004 issue, Vol. 26, No. 1, pages 3-7, copyright 2004.


     Cover                  Page 1                   Page 2                  Page 3                  Page 4                 Page 5




Scientific Life in the Ottomans in the 15th and 16th Centuries (in Turkish)

Discoveries of Muslim Scholars

Taqi al-Din's Observatory in Istanbul (in Dutch)

Muslims and Astronomy

Arabs and Astronomy

Arabic Astronomers

Taqi al-Din and the First Steam Turbine

Islamic Manuscripts

Water Raising Machines

Turkish Clocks

Takiyuddin and the Istanbul Observatory, by TUBITAK’s Bilim ve Teknik magazine (in Turkish)

Ottoman Page, by Bill Walsh


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