Center (AC) "Prof. D.Sc. Vladimir Shkodrov" is established as a structure of
the Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen in 1997. Its main
activities are: realisation of the education of students in Astronomy and popularisation of the
In 1999 astronomical dome for the 15-cm Meniscas Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope was built.
The new equipment provided a possibility to observe the Total solar eclipse during the same year.