Yemen’s Agricultural Marker Stars

The Yemeni scholar Yahya al-Ansi

No scholar in Yemen has done more to document and explain the rich tradition of Yemen’s indigenous knowledge on the stars and agricultural seasons than Yahya al-Ansi.  In addition to several published volumes, he has also created charts of the 28 المعالم الزراعية (agricultural marker stars). He was instrumental in founding the Astronomical Society of Yemen, which has a Facebook page. One of his latest contributions is a chart explaining these stars with their scientific identification.  This can be found here or by going to the Facebook group site, which is worth surfing.


AIYS is pleased to provide support for Yahya al-Ansi to continue his publishing work.