Ibn Yunus : The Father of Astronomy


The purpose of the series ‘Muslim Scientists’ is to introduce to children about the phenomenal figures in Islamic Golden Age. The scholars who were very much equipped with various knowledge of different fields can be excellent examples for the children to follow. The story of Ibn Yunus tells of the magnificent journey through the study of astronomy. He learned in the Qur’an about the sun and the moon and he always observed the stars and their beauty. He was the first person to predict the occurrence of a solar eclipse. He was then granted an observatory to further his studies in astronomy. His calculations were so accurate that it described the eclipse 250 years after his death.