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Khor Virap (ArmenianԽոր Վիրապ, meaning deep pit or "deep well") is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat valley in Armenia.

New postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Armenia as a Regional Astronomical Center”

New postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Armenia as a Regional Astronomical Center”

On July 27th, 2017, a postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Armenia as a Regional Astronomical Center” is put into circulation.

The postage stamp depicts “The Helix Nebula”, also known as “The Helix” and the upper part of the postage stamp depicts the logo of The International Astronomical Union (IAU).


In 2015 the International Astronomical Union adopted a decision making Armenia a regional astronomical center.