On Astronomy Street, 33, a large and unique in its kind Astronomical Museum is located. Here a model of the meridian quadrant and the tables of “Zij Kuragoni” are kept.
The museum is divided into several thematic sections, each with its own orientation. For example, in the department of the origin of astronomy in the region you can be find out how it happened, and how significant it was for the development of astronomy in the world science. Visitors can get acquainted with the oldest telescope of the Englishman James Short, an octant of mechanic Hadley from London and a reflector of a famous English optician Dollond. Here are a variety of chronometers, one of which was the main chronometer the Tashkent Observatory for decades.
Guests of the museum can also see German and French telescopes of different eras, as well as the legendary celestial globe, which was created by Muhammad Sharif Bukhari. In addition to these devices, museum visitors can get acquainted with the medals a local scientist Stephen Kozik awarded for the discovery of two comets.
Of course, in the museum there is a portrait gallery, in which the portraits of most famous and honored astronomers of all time are displayed. Modern Uzbek astronomy section is also unique .It talks about the study of our planet, galaxies and stars. Uzbek astronomers actively cooperate with colleagues from other countries – US and German scientists – making new sensational discoveries.
Astronomy Museum is a place where you get into a completely different world, the world of stars and planets, the world of the richest collections of astronomy of different times, unnatural and completely unidentified.
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