Explore the Abandoned Geruni Radio Optical Telescope with Friends
The radio optical telescope, located between the villages of Orgov and Teger, looks like a Roman colosseum from above. The observatory is located in the ground, has a spherical (concave) surface and in sunny weather looks like a shining saucer. According to experts, this design makes the telescope highly sensitive and interference-resistant, making it one of the unique telescopes in the world.
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Interesting stories about Soviet and Armenian physicist and engineer Paris Misakovich Geruni
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Paris M. Geruni was an Armenian professor and scientist in the field of radiophysics, radio engineering and radio astronomy.
40 km from Yerevan, on the southern slopes of Mount Aragats at an altitude of 1700 meters there is a unique device, better known in international scientific circles as the Heruni Radio Telescope - ROT-54/2.6. It is a spherical double reflector antenna with a diameter of 54 meters combined with a 2.6 m diameter optical telescope. Such a system is the first and only in the world.