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Once again, we have organized astronomical camps for young people from the Suzak region in southern Kyrgyzstan on the shores of Lake Issyk-kul, where our rehabilitation center for disabled children is located.

Two groups participated at the event.  Each group consisted of  about 50 people, students from eight schools with their teachers. We were helped by volunteers from Poland and Fr. Radek Borawski SJ (in formation).

Apart from the classes conducted by Polish astronomers, we put emphasis on trips. The official purpose of the camp approved by the local educational authorities was to observe the night sky. The conditions of Issyk-kulu were excellent! Young people coped well with finding distant galaxies, nebulae, open and even globular clusters. The weather was good. We spent  the evenings staring at the objects seen with the naked eye as well as the deep sky objects. Certainly, many participants have been overjoyed by the work of Creation. Group activities during which we used telescopes, observations of heaven brought us closer to God. For this purpose we sowed the seeds and  the time will show what will be yielded.

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