July 25, 2007 - 18:22 AMT
UNESCO to mark 100th birthday of Victor Hambartsumyan and William Saroyan
The UNESCO has included celebration of the 100th birthday of renowned Armenian scientist astrophysicist Victor Hambartsumyan and outstanding Armenian writer William Saroyan into the list of events scheduled for 2008-2009. Official events will be organized on the occasion, the RA MFA press office reports with a reference to the national commission for UNESCO affairs in Armenia.

Academician Victor Hambartsumyan is the founder of the universally known Byurakan observatory. He also made a number of unique discoveries.

Writer William Saroyan is one of the classical scholars of modern American literature.