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International Scientific Center "Observatory"

80-year anniversary since day of Observatory foundation

80 years ago, Observatory was a symbol of Poland's greatness and strength.
In the near future, it will become a real scientific center of Ukraine.

Latest news

From the Homers of Chornohory to the future scientific discoveries

The celebrations devoted to the 80th anniversary of the Astrological-Meteorological Observatory on Mount Pip Ivan began with the popular scientific...

Read more 28-07-2018

The last month of a space telescope mission

Astronomers were able to prove for the first time, that a newborn planet is located on a direct image of...

Read more 07-07-2018

​After a 60-year break, the Greenwich Observatory began working

The Royal Observatory Greenwich will study the starry sky again - after a 60-year break!

According to the...

Read more 04-07-2018

History

ХХ century

1935

Engineer, General Leon Berbecki came up with the idea to construct the observatory on Pip Ivan. He suggested to the Head of the Airborne and Antigas Defence League of Poland (LOPP) and to the director of the Astronomical Observatory at the University of Warsaw, Michał Kamieński, that they should organize their work...

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Rescue Service

In the premises of the International scientific centre “Observatory” on the mountain Pip Ivan of the Chornohora range in the Carpathian Mountains there is located a unique high altitude rescue station, the highest one in Ukraine in terms of its position.

There works Yavirnytske search and rescue department of the 4th specialized search and rescue...

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Information for tourists

Rely on your own equipment!

Now the building of the observatory is laid-up. On the whole it is closed for visitors since 2016. It has been planned to build shelter on the way to the observatory in the nearest future.For the present the office of Ukrainian National Authority of Emergency Situations in Ivano-Frankivsk region provides...

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From Verkhovyna and Shybene to the Stars Themselves

From Verkhovyna to Shybene, from where the shortest ascent to Mount Pip Ivan begins, a fabulous scenic road between the mountain river and the rocks leads there. This is the first thing that impresses the guests who go to the Observatory. However, there are still many unforgettable and exciting experiences...

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Rules of safe behaviour while climbing Mount Pip Ivan

Before traveling to a mountainous area you need:In mountainous region it is necessary to move in a column, one by one, choosing the safest way.Separation of the group is not recommended.The pace of the group's movements must be consistent with the level of participants’ preparation, the conditions of the terrain...

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