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      BYURAKAN OBSERVATORY

      The Byurak Astrophysical Observatory or Byurakan Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the Armenian Academy of Sciences. It is located on the slope of Mount Aragats in Byurakan village. Founded in 1946 by Viktor Hambardzumyan, it was one of the main astronomy centers of the USSR. The buildings were designed by architect Samvel Safarian. The observatory has discovered special star clusters – stellar associations (1947), more than 1,000 flare stars, dozens of Supernovae, hundreds of Herbig-Haro objects and cometary nebulae, hundreds of galaxies.

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      How to get Byurakan Observatory from Yerevan?

      The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Byurakan Observatory by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Byurakan Observatory the trip will not seem long.

      Weather in Byurakan

      The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Byurakan Observatory depends on the weather conditions.

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