- ’Up to seven thousand stars may be seen in the sky over the Bieszczady Mountains at night, provided that there are favourable conditions for stargazing. Comparing to Warsaw, for example, we might be able to see there no more than 200 stars in the night sky,’ explains Doliwa.

"As a part of the project, the Astronomical Information Centre was built in Stuposiany and two observatory platforms used for stargazing,’ hreminds. ’However, visitors can also observe the night sky from any other spot,’ he adds.

Lutowiska commune in the Bieszczady Mountains is one of those places with little artificial light pollution and stargazing is not difficult there as in large agglomerations where the so-called city glow makes it tough or even impossible.

- ’The Bieszczady Mountains are probably the only region in Poland that became a symbol of wild nature. It is also one of the last places in Europe with a truly dark sky, free from artificial light made by civilization,’ pointed up Doliwa.

Lutowiska local government is still developing projects and promoting tourism around the commune. There are, among other things the Bieszczadzki National Park, the San Valley Landscape Park, the International Reserve of the Eastern Carpathians as well as other nature reserves and monuments. As far as tourism is concerned, its promotional activities aim at preventing the night sky from excessive artificial light pollution and promoting astronomy.

Source: Onet.pl

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