Byurakan Observatory is Going to Launch Park Arboretum
Director of the observatory Areg Mikaelyan told us in our interview that the observatory is not only an academic achievement, but also a rich architectural complex and a botanical garden. "Promoting environmental protection, as well as the development of ecological tourism as the observatory enjoys great interest of local and foreign tourists in the region, the arboretum will add new species of plants."
In the near future, it is planned to expand the garden areas and repair the walls, which will require about USD 100 000. According to the words of director of the observatory, the road leading the astronomical observatory needs to be separated from the road leading to Byurakan village in order to make another way for cars to move without damaging plants and animals of the arboretum.
After the expansion of the garden with new species, the art design of the arboretum will be started creating a unique protecting area.