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The Armenian Academy of Sciences (Հայկական Գիտությունների Ազգային Ակադեմիա) is the primary body that conducts research in and coordinates activities in the fields of science and social sciences in the Republic of Armeniamarker. It was founded on November 29, 1943. The Academy of Sciences central location is in the capital of Armenia, Yerevanmarker, although other branches exist in Gyumrimarker, Sevan, Gorismarker, Vanadzormarker and Ghapanmarker.

The Academy of Sciences was founded by several Armenian intellectuals, including Joseph Orbeli, Stepan Malkhasyants, and Viktor Ambartsumyan; Orbeli became the first president of the academy.

From 1947-1993 the President of the Academy of Sciences was Professor Ambartsumyan, Full Member of the USSR and Armenian Academies of Sciences. During 1993-2006 the President of NAS was Academician Fadey Sargsian. Since 2006 the President of NAS RA is Academician Radik Martirosyan.

A branch based in Aragatsotnmarker studies astronomy at the Byurakan Observatory.

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