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Although it is relatively modest site compared to other Samarkand's monuments, it sheds light on scientific progress in the 15th century and on investment in science. Ulugh-Beg created amazing tools and capabilities for those days in both astronomy and mathematical abilities. Although it is the...More
Long before the more famous European astronomers were cataloging the stars and other celestial phenomenon, Mirza Ulugh Beg compiled very precise and complete chart of over 1000 stars visible to the naked eye. The museum on the site of his observatory is quick and easy...More
Small adjoining museum explains things nicely although could be more interactive and go further explaining the basics. e.g. how sextants, armillary spheres and quadrants work.
The scale and insight of Ulugbeks construction is breathtaking - pity it was destroyed by Allahs disciples ...
Ulugh Beg's work is not well-known in the UK, but he was a fascinating man, writing to and working with astronomers from Europe to Korea. I am really glad I visited, It's a shame that it charges to take photos as well as an entrance...More
Found this a bit of a waste of time. There was really only one preserved bit of the old apparatus (see picture), the rest os a room of photographs, so, for most people it's not particularly enthralling! ...and it's certainly not worth paying the fee...More