Stars connect us – Astronomy without borders

Title of the project: Stars connect us – Astronomy without borders

Registration number and period of the projekt: SKHU/1902/4.1/050, 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022.

Total budget 391,020.00 EUR
of which European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) contribution 332,367.00 EUR
Total budget of TIT Komárom Esztergom County Association 321,060.00 EUR
 of which
  • EU contribution 272,901.00 EUR
  • national contribution 32,106.00 EUR
  • own private contribution 16,053.00 EUR
TIT Komárom-Esztergom County Association and the Slovak Central Observatory (Hurbanovo – Ógyalla) successfully applied
 within the framework of the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Program, STARS CONNECT US, to implement project
 SKHU/1902/4.1/050.
 The main goal of the project is to make the two most important observatories of the border region of Komárom-Esztergom County-
 -Nitra County (Slovak Central Observatory /SUH/, TIT Károly Posztoczky Observatory and Museum /Tata Observatory/) strengthening
 and further developing cooperation.
 The two partners will establish joint professional programs to develop and strengthen scientific work, organizes knowledge transfer
 events, field trips and training, and purchases innovative tools for scientific to carry out observations.
 Various promotional activities, such as public conferences, astronomical competitions for students, with portable telescopes outdoor
 demonstrations or interactive exhibitions, to make astronomy more attractive to people. Multilingual websites and brochures provide
 up-to-date information on programs organized by astronomers.
 The infrastructure investment in Tata also serves the above-mentioned goals. On the one hand, the expansion of the observatory will
 allow the members of the TIT Komárom-Esztergom County Association to carry out scientific observations at the Tata Observatory,
 thus assisting the scientific work of SUH. Thus strengthening synergies between the two organizations.
 On the other hand, it serves the general public as it provides ample space for new services provided to visitors as well the Posztoczky
 heritage exhibited in the interactive museum also receives a worthy placement in line with its significance.