40km from Yerevan. See location
The observatory was founded in 1946y. by efforts of famous Armenian scientist Viktor Hambartsumyan. Numerous observations and discoveries were made here. Pioneering works of V. Hambartsumyan and his staff were revolutionary for that period. Today it is the regional center of astronomy and one of the top places by organizing international meetings.
During the day tourists can visit house-museum of V. Hambartsumyan and big telescope. At night, tourists could observe stars through a small telescope.