On Friday 11th of May, 2018, I gave the second part of my presentation on Islamic Astronomy's Legacy in Arabic Origin Of Modern Star Names. This was for the KW RASC.
- Arab pre-Islamic Folk Astronomy, including Asterisms, 'Anwaa', and 'Moon Stations'
- Greek Tradition, via Ptolmey's Almagest
- Some native Arab myths that persist in the stars (Sirius, Orion, Procyon, and Gomeisa)
- The fusion of both traditions is the basis of our current star names
- Problems with translation, transliteration, and mangling of names
Here is the presentation slides, and audio recording:
- The presentation slides, in PDF format (3.7 MB)
- The audio recording in MP3 zipped format (~ 45MB) of the talk.
Hope you find it informative ...
The first part can be found at: Medieval Islamic Astronomy and its Influence on Renaissance Europe.