The Project "Astronomy and World Heritage"
In 2005, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre announced the beginning of a new project Initiative "Astronomy World Heritage". The aim of the project is the identifying and preserving of objects associated with astronomy which have a historical and cultural value. Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory takes an active part in this project. NAO prepared and submitted documents to the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO for inclusion to the tentative list of World Heritage Site from Ukraine. On March 2007, NAO was included into the tentative list under the number 5116. The next step is preparing a package of documents with detail description of the object, state of conservation and its management.