Ali Qushji By: Celine Miller Who? My astronomer is Ali Qushji. He was born in 1403 and died in 1474. His full name is Ala-Din Ali Ibn Muhammed AlQushji. He was named after his father. He was a professor, mathematician, astronomer, physicist, and scientist. His work affected all in the scientific community. His work is considered great in the Islamic world. He was remembered by his greatness in astronomical physics. Ali really made a difference shown by his work as a scientist. What? Ali Qushji did research about the storms of Oman Sea. He taught about astronomy. He taught others about the moon. People were very surprised by his work. One person named Ulugh Beg who was also an astronomer was so interested in his work that he offered Ali a job at his laboratory. One thing he did was to prove the earth was not stationary as many in his field had believed. Ali worked at the laboratory until the owner died. Before his death Qushji also helped found Sahn Seman University When? Where? Ali Qushji left Uzbekistan and moved to Herat, then to Iran, and finally he settled in Istanbul, Turkey. He stayed there because people had a positive attitude toward scientist and smart people. In Uzbekistan he worked at the Samarkand Observatory. In Herat he instructed students in astronomy. In Iran he did research on how the sea may affect astronomy.