Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, Shamakhi

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Specialty Museum · Museum
Gaze out at the stars at the Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, 22 kilometers north of Shamakhi city centre. Reached via a scenic road leading into the Caucasus Mountains, the observatory is located high up in the settlement of Pirqulu and is the largest in the Caucasus. Named after 13th-century astronomer Nasreddin Tusi, it opened in the 1960s and was put to good use in the Soviet era. It is still operational today, and now it can also be visited. Guests can browse a small museum and take the opportunity to do some after dark stargazing. To visit Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and other attractions in Shamakhi, use our Shamakhi travel route planning tool.
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  • Astrophysical Observatory works from 9pm to 1am for watching stars. There also have 1 and 2 flour apartments.  more »
  • Place has small museum and old telescope to show. Guide is very sincere and informative. They also offer service during night when you can observe planets and stars. So they have suites to stay for...  more »
  • You can observe Jupiter with its satellites, at night the view was great
  • As a museum could be better with additional displays. Call before you go if you want to observe the sky.

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