The Astronomic Institute has a rich collection of astronomical instruments that were used in the past. They are very old and can not be used in contemporary Astronomy. In museum these instruments show the development of astronomy as a science and its history.
Annually thousand of pupils from schools, lyceums and proffessional colleges visit the Astronomic Institute, where they can see the achievements of astronomy, the great creations of our predecessors and get a first impression of scientific-research work.
The new exposition of Astronomy Museum was created with the support of UNESCO. An outstanding exhibit is the model of the Ukugbek’s observatory main instrument- meridian square, where students and other visitors of the museum can see the process of astronomic observation as it has been carried out for more than six centuries in the observatory.
Source: IUCP-T, further information: www.astrin.uzsci.net