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ARMENIA

Armenia is one of the cradles of ancient science, and astronomical knowledge was developed in ancient Armenia as well. Contrary to its small territory and relatively small...
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GEORGIA

In ancient times astronomy in Georgia served as a tool for keeping track of time, seasons, establishing calendars, like in other parts of the world. The Georgian National Center of...
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IRAN

Astronomy in Iran routes back to many thousands years ago. When Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire, captured Babylon in 539 B.C., magi who migrated there transformed...
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KAZAKHSTAN

Regular tours are offered at Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, where visitors are delivered popular lectures and the opportunity to look at starry sky through a telescope. These excursions...
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TAJIKISTAN

The modern astronomy sciences in Tajikistan started from the Tajik Astronomical Observatory (TAO), established in November 13, 1932 by the government of Tajik Soviet...
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TURKEY

Turkey descends from Ottoman Empire (1299-1923). In the medieval ages the theoretical framework of astronomy in Ottoman Empire, as was the case in all...
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UZBEKISTAN

Astronomy in Uzbekistan started from the Ulugh Beg Observatory, which is an observatory in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Built in the 1420s by the Timurid...
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