—A study by Global Astronomy Survey (GAS)
showed that the knowledge and development of astronomy in
developing countries is still at a poor level. This stems from the
lack of quality of the human resources produced in schools,
universities, and even in the observatories across the country
as centres for research and astronomy education. This
paperwork aims to analyse good human resource development
at the Langkawi National Observatory, as the main
observatory in Malaysia, particularly as a centre to train
skilled human resources in astronomical research. Data
collection was done using documentation, interviews and
observation at the scene. All data collected have been analysed
by inductive, deductive and comparative analyses. As a result,
the article proposes a new model regarding the development of
human resources in the Langkawi National Observatory to
address the issue of the training phase for employees and
—Islamic astronomy, human resource
development, Islamic civilization, observatory, malaysia.
F. A. Khadijah Ismail and T. C. Aizan Ali Mat Zin are with the
Department of Islamic History and Civilization, Academy of Islamic
Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail:
dijahis@ gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
S. B. Fairos Asillam is with the Space Science Research Unit (UPSA),
Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Khadijah Ismail, Fairos Asillam, and Aizan Ali Mat Zin, " Human Resource Development Issues in the Field of
Islamic Astronomy: Analysis of the Langkawi National
Observatory, Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 463-467, 2014.