• Astronomy

    Jul 5, 2016

    A picture of Dr. Saleh Al Ojairi, born in 1920 in Kuwait. Dr. Al Ojairi is a respected Astronomer and was inspired to learn about the stars when his father sent him to live amongst beduins and benefit from their knowledge. He then got a formal education in the field of Astronomy in Egypt. In the early 70s, he established the first observatory in Kuwait using his personal funds. The study of the Sun, the Moon, and the stars is something Muslim scholars excelled at for reasons relating to religious practices and geography. One of the greatest Islamic astronomers from the 9th century is Alkhawarizmi. Alkhawarizmi's work created the bases of the early world map and contributed to modern day algebra and algorithms which are named after him.