President visited Observatory in Burakan
President Armen Sarkissian visited today the RA Academy of Sciences Victor Hambardzumian Observatory in Burakan, met with the employees, and familiarized with the ongoing activities of the Observatory.
Director of the Observatory Areg Mikaelian provided information on the current works and programs, as well as international cooperation.
During a candid conversation with the staff, opinions were exchanged on the vision regarding the development of the Observatory. The President stressed the importance of defining priorities and formation of a precise vision for the coming decades. “It is important to have a general vision: it is necessary to know where the Burakan will be in ten or twenty years,” the President noted and suggested to define priorities and to present programs. He also expressed readiness within the scope of his capabilities to assist the Observatory.
The President also toured the premise of the Observatory, visited V. Hambardzumian house-museum, conversed with the staff who informed that this year alone, they have already received nearly 6000 guests