In Karachay-Cherkessia, near the village of Kichi-Balik Shatdzhatmaz in the hole at 2,100 meters and the area of 7.7 hectares. the construction of the Caucasian mountain observatory. The customer is playing the Moscow State University named after MV University, State Scientific Institution State Astronomical Institute of the PK Sternberg State University.
The range of the Caucasian mountain observatory will include five telescopes, one of which is a mirror with a diameter of 2.5 meters, is the second largest in Russia. The largest telescope in Russia is a six-meter telescope with a mirror of the Ad astorofizicheskoy Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SAO) in Zelenchukskaya Karachay-Cherkess Republic.
Contractor of Karachay-Cherkessia — construction company "Agrostroyinvest" will build five astronomical pavilions, which will then be mounted telescopes, made, in particular, the French experts. Also will be built homes for astrophysicists, dormitories for students, technical block buildings. In addition, the structure of the star of the town will be built under the building a unique setting for allyuminirovaniya mirrors.
New Caucasus mountain astrophysical observatory designed to study the Universe, as well as for the training of young cadres for science.