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Lookout Tower of Zselic Starry Sky Park

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Hidden : 06/22/2015
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You can find a forest observatory and a lookout tower of 25 metres, from  where you can enjoy the panorama of the beautiful Zselic hilly country.

Galloway Forest Park and the Zselic National Landscape Protection area simultaneously became the first European Dark Sky  parks, so the Zselic Starry Sky Park became the first Dark Sky Park of Hungary in the Zselic Environment Protecting Area.

In case you live in a town or in vicinity of inhabitated areas, you can see only a couple of stars, namely stars of high brightness, eg. Sirius because the light of streets and vehicles diffuses because of  the tiniest mote of dust  of the polluted air,  and this light scattering phenomenon causes pale glow on the sky.  This pale glow of the background totally suppresses the visibility of the stars of weak light.

To find dark places to observe the sky without light pollution and with very clear air  is very hard . That’s why the organisation Dark-Sky Association created the Branded Dark Sky Parks or DSPsThe Zselic Park of Stars offers unforgettable experiences to all visitors who are interested in developing scientific understanding of nature and the universe surrounding it. Visitors may learn about the natural treasures of the Zselic region, the forest and water habitats and the wonders of the sky, such as the Milky Way and the view of zodiac lights (which are not at all or only barely visible from light pollution areas) during the day and at night, within the framework of individual, family or school programmes.

How to approach? You drive in the highway No67 and you find the forking of the forest road here: N 46  15.558' E 17  49.714'

You can drive in this road to the parking place, it is near the lookout tower: N 46  14.167 E 17  45.960'

Drive carefully because of the narrow road and sharp turns

The parking is free.



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