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13 Aug

Guests of Kaliakria can observe the starry sky with a telescope

New astronomical observatory in Kamen Bryag opened

In addition to some of the most beautiful sunsets in the country, guests of Kaliakria Resort can now observe the starry night sky through a telescope. Just thirty kilometres from the resort, in the village of Kamen Bryag, a new astronomical observatory has opened its doors to visitors.

Every Wednesday and Friday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. the beautiful starry sky becomes closer for all comers. The opening hours are valid until September, said the director of the History Museum in Kavarna Penko Georgiev. The museum is a partner in a Bulgarian-Romanian project within which the observatory was built.

It is located in the centre of the village because there is the least light pollution and the starry sky is most clearly visible. The specialists who installed the telescope in the observatory said that the conditions for observing celestial objects in Kamen Bryag are even better than in the National Astronomical Observatory in Rozhen, which is the largest in the Balkans. Under the right atmospheric conditions – a sky clear of clouds – people will be able to observe planets and stars near and far from Earth. 

In August you can observe the planets Jupiter , Saturn, Uranus and Neptune ; the asteroids Ceres, Vesta and Flora, as well as the comets C/2021 T4 and 103P/Hartley.