In the small Armenian village of Byurakan, against the backdrop of Mount Aragats, one of the country’s highest spots, several silver domes can be seen shining in the sun. These domes cover the Byurakan Observatory, a premier astronomical center which was established during the Soviet era.
The man behind the observatory’s establishment is an Armenian hero, who led many advancements in astrophysics, both in the country and globally: Victor Ambartsumian (also styled Viktor Hambardzumyan). He was one of the earliest to work in the field of theoretical astrophysics and one of its pioneers.
|Tour in Yerevan museums en hy||22.9km||site_izi|
|“Armenia the land of living stones” en||26.4km||site_izi|
|Yerevan Kaleidoscope en ru||25.8km||site_izi|
|Geological Monuments of Armenia en hy||25.7km||site_izi|
|A walk through the traces of Eduard Isabekyan en hy ru||18.5km||site_izi|
|Lusik Aguletsi House-Museum||2019||28.8km||site_ao|
|William Saroyan’s Grave||2019||27.2km||site_ao|
|Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots||2000||19.1km||site_whs|
|A Transformative Art Festival Is Mounted Again in the Breakaway Republic of Karabakh||2019||26.5km||post|
About the source: Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura aims 'to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share'. You can contribute to their collection on their website.