Bilyi slon

International Scientific Center "Observatory"

International Center for Student Youth Meetings of Ukraine and the Republic of Poland

The International Center for Student Youth Meetings of Ukraine and Poland in the village of Mykulychyn in the Carpathian region is an accompanying project of the International Scientific Center "Observatory".

Latest news

Warning! The threat of avalanches!

On April 15, the high mountains of the Ivano-Frankivsk region remain at high risk of snow avalanches (level 3).

Read more 15-04-2020

The participants of the 12th Ukrainian-Polish meeting conquered the Pip Ivan

Traditionally, at the end of the next expert conference in Yaremche, some of its participants have visited the International Observatory...

Read more 21-09-2019

Rescue helicopters tried to board Pip Ivan

In Carpathian region this week there is a practical meeting on preparation of crews of the State Emergency Service of...

Read more 31-07-2019


ХХ century


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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