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International Scientific Center "Observatory"

Latest news

Reach the altitudes with the Plastics!

Plastics-Ukraine is the partner of the International Scientific Center "Observatory", announced the flash mob "Achieve the altitudes with the Plastics"...

Read more 26-04-2018

The anniversary year of the Observatory officially began in Warsaw

Today, there has been an official opening of the Observatory's anniversary year at the University of Warsaw in the ballroom...

Read more 12-04-2018

​Walking on a mountain ended in death

After eight hours of searches the rescuers of the station, at the Observatory, found the tourist died the day before...

Read more 20-03-2018

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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