- Do 21 mei 2020
- 23:50 tot 00:50
- Jim Al-Khalili
Seizoen 1 - Aflevering 3 - The Power of Doubt
Professor Jim Al-Khalili reveals how Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus's theories about the Earth's orbit were shaped by the discoveries of Islamic scientists. He travels to Syria to observe Ibn Al-Shatir's sundial on the minaret of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, before visiting one of the most influential observatories of the Islamic world, Maragheh designed by Al-Tusi. He ends his journey at the Royan Institute in Iran, to investigate how science is now regarded in Islam.