“The Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory has a great history. It enjoys a great reputation worldwide, in the academic community. The reconstruction of this observatory and the creation of excellent conditions here are very gratifying indeed.
... I am sure that the observatory will serve the people of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani science for many years and decades to come”.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Future prospects of the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory are always in the center of attention of the Azerbaijani government and President Ilham Aliyev personally.
In 2009-2013, the President of the Republic visited the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory three times, was closely acquainted with working process and with the concerns of scientists.
The President, who is paying great attention to the development of science in Azerbaijan, signed orders and gave instructions on the reconstruction and major overhaul of the observatory.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who is paying special attention to the development of science in Azerbaijan, has issued orders and instructions in relation to the reconstruction and renovation of the observatory. In accordance with the orders signed by the head of state in September 2008 and July 2009, 8 million manats were allocated from the reserve fund in the state budget to improve the material and technical infrastructure of the observatory and conduct renovation and construction work here.
During familiarization with the office building of the observatory, it was noted that as a result of major overhaul a new 6.5-km water line from the Girkhbulag spring and the Chukhuryurd-Observatory gas line have been laid to the observatory. The above-ground power line has also been replaced. The office building has all of the conditions for the work of employees....
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on the reconstruction of the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory named after N.Tusi of ANAS.