Astronomic tour to Uzbekistan

Day 1. Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent.

Day 2. Таshkent – Parkent – Таshkent

After breakfast visit Ulugbek Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan which houses Central Asian first Museum of Astronomy with its unique collection of astronomical instruments used by astronomers of the past.

Tour of the museum. Thematic presentation by professional astronomer Sabit Ilyasov "The Development of Astronomy in Uzbekistan and its Large Projects". In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to observe the Sun through one of the oldest telescopes (1932).

Transfer to the "Solntze" settlement in Parkent district of Tashkent region (45 км). Visit to Scientific and Technical center "Physics-Sun" under the Academy of Science of Uzbekistan. The Institute houses the world's second largest solar oven after the solar furnace at Odeillo in the Pyrénées-Orientales in France.

After lunch – sightseeing tour in Tashkent.

Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 3. Таshkent – Samarkand

Breakfast.

Transfer to Samarkand (300 km).

After lunch sightseeing tour in Samarkand.

Visit the ruins of the observatory build by Ulugbek to witness the remains of its main instrument – a meridional quadrant. Excursion will be led by professional astronomer Abdurazzok Agiabov.

After dinner – transfer to the educational observatory under Samarkand State University.

Guided by Abdurazzok Agiabov you can observe through Grubb Parsons 48-cm reflecting telescope stars, planets and the Moon (depending on the season).

Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 4. Samarkand

Full day sightseeing tour in Samarkand.

Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 5. Samarkand – Shakhrisabz

After breakfast transfer to Kitab (132 км).

Visit one of the world’s five latitude stations - the Kitab Latitude Station located two kilometers north of Kitab which is Kaskadarya Province centre.

Under the guidance of professional astronomer Abbas Aliev you can witness telescopes which have been used here since 1930 (the year of the foundation of the Latitude Station) and get acquainted with its history and everyday work of astronomers.

Day 6. Shakhrisabz – Bukhara

Transfer to Bukhara.

After lunch – sightseeing tour in Bukhara.

Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 7. Bukhara – Тashkent

Half-day sightseeing tour in Bukhara.

In the evening transfer to the airport to take flight to Tashkent.

Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 8. Tashkent

International fight back home.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016 16:14