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The head of the Lviv Astronomical Society Liubov Yankiv-Vitkovska: scientists in love with the Sun

Did you know that there is the public institution of scientists and astronomers in Lviv, which members can answer on any questions about space? Before International Astronomy Day, which is celebrated by the world on 7th of May, the head of the Lviv Astronomical Society (LAS), associate professor of department of Higher Geodesy and Astronomy IGD Liubov Yankiv-Vitkovska told us about this “star” Society, own experience of scientific editing of the children’s book and initiative of creating of Astronomical Educational Union on Facebook.

Higher Geodesy and Astronomy Department history


Geodesy and Spherical Astronomy Department was founded on June 18, 1871. Professor D. Zbrozhek was the first head of the Department. On December 28, 1894 the Spherical Astronomy and Higher Geodesy Department was eastablished. V. Lyaska — astronomer, land surveyor, geophysicist and seismologist became the head of the Department. It was he who became the head of the astronomical observatory and meteorological station in 1899 and in 1901 founded and from now on managed the seismic station in Lviv Polytechnic National University.

Associate Professor of Lviv Polytechnic Lyubov Yankiv-Vitkovska: «Every Day 6 Tons of Meteorites fall to the Earth»

There has been a lot of talk about Asteroid since last year, which was approaching the Earth and was very close on February 15th. There are no threats that it will fall to the Earth. The Ph.D and associate professor of Lviv Polytechnic National University Lyubov Yankiv-Vitkovska said in her comments to Western Information Agency.

Department of Higher Geodesy and Astronomy (HGA)

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Head of Department: Sc.D., Prof. Fedir Zablotskyy

Deputy Head of Department: Ph.D., Assoc.Prof. Oleksandr Denysov

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