Carpathian Starry Sky project
- Institute of Development of Carpathian Region (Uzhhorod, Ukraine) – Lead Beneficiary,
- Association for Innovation and Technology Transfer "Horizons" (Rzeszow, Poland) – Beneficiary 1.
12 months, December of 2020 – November of 2021.
Overall objective of the project
The project aim is to preserve and promote the Carpathian starry sky as a natural heritage of the Polish and Ukrainian border regions and strengthening cooperation between both regions.
1. Preservation of natural starry sky heritage and environmental education on light pollution.
2. Stimulation of cooperation between Polish and Ukrainian institutions in the field of light pollution protection.
3. Joint promotion of starry sky natural heritage and its use for development of educational and touristic products.
Main project activities
1. Research on natural heritage objects and night sky quality in the Dark Sky Parks.
2. Preparation of the common strategy "Nature- and astrotourism tourism development in cross-border area of Poland and Ukraine".
3. Creation of new educational tourist route in Transcarpathian Dark-Sky Park.
4. Training for Ukrainian astroeducators.
5. Organization of events to promote natural heritage and astro-tourism.
6. Project promotion and communication.
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