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[Karl Jansky at his antenna]
Jansky and his antenna. NRAO/AUI image

[Reber's Wheaton antenna]
Reber's Wheaton antenna. NRAO/AUI image

[Dover Heights]
Dover Heights. Photo supplied by Wayne Orchiston

[4C telescope]
4C telescope. NRAO/AUI image

[Ewen and horn antenna]
Ewen and the horn antenna, Harvard, 1951. Photo supplied by Ewen

[Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Cambridge antenna used in pulsar discovery]
Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Cambridge antenna used in pulsar discovery. Bell Burnell image

[Wilson, Penzias, and Bell Labs horn antenna]
Wilson, Penzias, and Bell Labs horn antenna. Bell Labs image

Vagharshak Sanamian
Vagharshak Sanamian. Photo courtesy of Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory.

Vagharshak Sanamian

Adapted from the Armenain Astronomical Society Newsletter, Vol 41

Dr. Vagharshak Sanamian (1917-2010), the oldest astronomer at Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), passed away on June 30, 2010 at the age of 93.

Sanamian started working at BAO in 1950 and participated in the development of the Observatory as one of the leading world centers. He defended his Ph.D. thesis in 1957 under the supervision of the famous radio astronomer S.E. Khaikin and then led the radio astronomical investigations at BAO. He was the teacher of almost all Armenian radio astronomers of future generations. Sanamian published 72 research papers and interestingly, the last one in 2007 at the age of 90!

Modified on Tuesday, 07-Aug-2012 08:19:21 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)