Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. D.Khatinoglu / UNESCO announced 2008 the year of Maraga Observatory Year. The Maraga observatory is located in Iranian Maraga city. The Iranian IRNA agency reported on 15 November that UNESCO announced 2008 the Maraga Observatory Year promised to allocate funds necessary for development of the observatory.
The Maraga observatory was constructed 800 years ago by the Iranian scientist Nasraddin Tusi. Maraga is one of the oldest provinces of the North Iran ( South Azerbaijan).