Future from the Past
12.9.2020, 12:00 (Kyiv time)
Center for Urban History / online
The Center for Urban History makes video journeys to two places, which are in rural areas but reflect urban imagination. Visitors will travel to the Center for Space Research and Communication of the National Center for Space Management and Testing of the State Space Agency of Ukraine. This enterprise is located near the village of Sasiv (Zolochiv district) and was established in 1974 to organize direct government communication channels and international telecommunications through satellites of the international system "Intelsat" (in the framework of the program "Soyuz-Apollo"). Since 1975, the Space Communication Center has been providing international communication and television channels to the USSR, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and other countries. Another object of our visit will be the L’viv university astronomical observatory, which is on the edge of extinction due to property developers (the village of Briuchovychi). In 1940, the Astronomical council of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR decided to build a suburban observation base of the L’viv Astronomical Observatory. In 1950, the Soviets chose a place in the village of Briukhovychi, and in 1957, by order of the Ministry of Higher Education and the USSR Academy of Sciences, the Astronomical Observatory organized an optical observation station for artificial satellites of the Earth, which conducted regular visual, photographic, and later photometric observations of the satellite.
- Stepan Apunevych, PhD, a research fellow at the Department of relative astrophysics and cosmology of the Astronomical Observatory of Ivan Franko Lviv National University; a developer at ELEKS and EPAM Global
- Taras Nazaruk, head of digital history projects, Center for Urban History
- Bohdan Shumylovych, head of public history programs, Center for Urban History