Al-Adami

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ʿAbū ʿAlī al‐Ḥusayn ibn Muḥammad al‐Ādamī (flourished in Baghdad, c. 925) was a maker of scientific instruments who wrote an extant work on vertical sundials. According to al-Biruni, al-Adami was the first to construct a "disc of eclipses", an instrument which demonstrates solar and lunar eclipses.[1]

He should not be confused with his son Ibn al-Adami.

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References

  • Jamil Ragep, F.; Bolt, Marvin (2007). "Ādamī: Abū ʿAlī al‐Ḥusayn ibn Muḥammad al‐Ādamī". In Thomas Hockey; et al. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. New York: Springer. p. 12. ISBN 9780387310220. (PDF version)


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