Arabian Stars

Ramadhan Moon

Our highly acclaimed and popular ‘Islamic Astronomy’ show, presented by one of the UK’s most experienced astronomers.

This lively interactive show, goes back in time to the lands of Arabia where astronomers looked up at the night sky and made links between the heavens and scriptures within the holy book – The Quran

Show overview

  • Why was astronomy so important to early Arabian astronomers
  • Importance of Sun, in telling the time for prayer (salat)
  • Position of stars in directing worshippers to the Ka’bah
  • Phases of the moon, to determine the islamic month
  • Constellations as a form of inspiration for Islamic art and henna design
  • Why so many stars bear arabic names
  • Introduction to the works of Abu Ali al-Hasan (Alhazen) (965-1039 AD)

Show details

  • Live and interactive shows
  • Can be delivered in schools, community centres and mosques with segregation allowance
  • All ages
  • Approximately 30 mins long
  • Show is followed by an recitation clip from the Quran talking about space