Category: Astronomy in Iran

Astronomy in Iran

The Definition of Astronomy Astronomy is the study of location, changes, physical and chemical characteristics of spatial phenomena such as stars, planets, comets, galaxies, and other phenomena such as northern lights in which the source is from outer space. Astronomy is also closely related to sciences such as Physics, Chemistry, and Cosmology. Astronomical Attractions of Iran: The Museum of Time This building belongs to the Qajar period and encompasses tools…

The History of Astronomy in Iran

The astronomical view of ancient Persians was affected by two different schools of thought. One was Avestan which was intermingled with religion. The other which had a rather scientific structure and in later periods especially Greek sciences had an impact on the Sassanids. The basis of Zoroastrian and Avestan astronomy probably goes back to Pre-Achaemenid era. Because in Avestan astronomy the moon is located more distant than other stars and…