Muslim Scientists Series
The Father of Astronomy
By Ahmed Imam
Paperback 24 Pages
ISBN : 9781921772375
Publisher : Ali Gator
About The Book
Ibn Yunus is known as one of the greatest astronomers of all time. From the young age he was always looking at the stars and thinking about them.
He was the first man to calculate when a solar eclipse would take place. A crater on the moon was named after him.
Ibn Yunus was born in Egypt around the Year 950. He is rightly called "The Father of Astronomy". Astronomy is the study of the Sun, Moon, Stars and the Planets.
The Muslim Scientists Series introduces children to great scientists, scholars & adventures from the Golden Age of Islam.
Their knowledge & discoveries are still used today in our daily lives.
Everyone should know about these great Muslims.
Notes To Parents And Teachers
Whilst reading about Ibn Yunus, "The Father of Astronomy", talk to the children about the stars and the moon. Ask them about using a telescope to see the stars. Take them out at night and look at the stars together.
Make a pendulum and watch it move from side to side, and explain how clock in the past were once like this.
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