A photo journal of activities scheduled around IAU Colloquium 184, "AGN Surveys", held at Byurakan Observatory, Armenia (18-22 June 2001).

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Ringing the bell at the church entrance.
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Ancient church
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Ancient church
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Ancient church
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Ancient church
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Ancient church
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Ancient church
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Ancient church
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1700th Anniversary of the proclamation of Christianity in Armenia as the state religion
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Church
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Reunion outside the church
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Church
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Church
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Church
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Church
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Ed Khachikian et al. outside the entrance to the Ambartsumian museum
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Ed Khachikian et al. outside the entrance to the Ambartsumian museum Full size original

Ed Khachikian et al. outside the entrance to the Ambartsumian museum Full size original

Ed Khachikian et al. outside the entrance to the Ambartsumian museum Full size original

Jivan Stepanian describing the 1 meter Schmidt telescope used to take plates for the Byurakan Sky Surveys
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Jivan Stepanian describing the Schmidt telescope used to take plates for the Byurakan Sky Surveys
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The Schmidt telescope Full size original

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Jivan Stepanian describing the Schmidt telescope used to take plates for the Byurakan Sky Surveys
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Entering the dome
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Jivan Stepanian describing the Schmidt telescope used to take plates for the Byurakan Sky Surveys
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Jivan Stepanian describing the Schmidt telescope used to take plates for the Byurakan Sky Surveys
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The Schmidt telescope dome
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The entry to the Ambartsumian museum at the Byurakan Observatory
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A portrait of Ambartsumian
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Ambartsumian documents
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The 2.6 meter observatory
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Approaching the 2.6 meter observatory
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The 2.6 meter telescope
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The 2.6 meter camera
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The 2.6 meter telescope
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On the catwalk
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The 2.6 meter telescope
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A mysterious astronomer entering the dome Full size original

A little less mysterious... but as usual, Sylvain is in need of higher S/N.
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Yoshi
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Ed Khachikian making another toast.
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Banquet dinner table at Byurakan Observatory
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Areg kindly asking Ed to give the toasts a rest already before more guests get plastered or fall asleep...
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Our gracious hosts who made this wonderful meeting possible: Ed Khachikian and Areg Mickaelian.
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