President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan has to become a scientific center in the region (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 17 /Trend/
Azerbaijan`s President Ilham Aliyev has today inspected the Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory after major overhaul.
President of the Academy of National Sciences of Azerbaijan Akif Alizade informed the Head of State about the reconstruction work.
An administrative building, exhibition hall, a 110-seat lecture hall, 6 telescope buildings and a building of main 2-meter telescope were repaired, and a 110-seat canteen was built.
The Observatory has Baku City Branch, Department of "Solar Physics", Department of "Physics of Solar - Terrestrial Relations", and Department of "Plants and Small Celestial Bodies".
The observatory operates under scientific program confirmed by the Academy.
The Head of State was informed about the activity of the Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.
Director of the Observatory Eyyub Guliyev spoke of the future works on modernization and automation of the telescopes.
President Ilham Aliyev praised the work done here.