Since the dawn of civilization, the moon has captivated cultures. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, The Moon: A Voyage Through Time explores our enduring fascination with this enchanting orb in the sky and looks at the role it has played in faith, science, and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond. Our related programs bring together scholars, artists and thought-leaders who reveal the mysteries of the moon.
Astronomer and public speaker Dr. Jamil A. Shariff discusses how the moon has benefitted the development and continued existence of life on planet Earth. This talk, by an astronomer working on cutting-edge space technology, covers how the cycles of the moon have played a central role in the faith of Islam since its inception, and how both lunar and solar cycles have remained important in our daily life from that era through to the present day.