ARMENIA SUMS UP THE YEAR OF ASTRONOMY
UNESCO had declared 2009 as a year of astronomy. Armenia held a
number of events, the most remarkable of which was the celebration
of world-known astrophysicist Victor Hambartsumyan’s 100th birthday.
Armenia declared September 18 (the scientist’s birthday) as a Day
The President nominated an International Victor Hambartsumyan Award,
the scientist’s monument was unveiled in the center of Yerevan.
Today the results of the year of astronomy were summed up at the
Armenian National Academy of Sciences. The names of the winners of
the competition of reporters and astronomers were announced.
Coordinator of the international astronomy year Areg Mikayelyan
told reporters that astronomy has glorious traditions and brilliant
perspectives in our country.