Comprising 50 observatory houses, a world-class research centre and first-rate facilities, delicately but deliberately created in one of the darkest places in Europe, Sky Village BG will form a worldwide centre of excellence attracting astronomers at all levels from tourist to professional.
Sky Village BG is located in the foothills of the Stara Planina Mountains, central Bulgaria. Designed to Gold Dark Sky Park standards, it will grant access to these pristine skies for the first time. Clear nights at Sky Village are both frequent and exceptional.
Accommodation at Sky Village BG is uncompromising. Our observatory houses are beautifully designed with luxurious interiors and a high-specification, thermally independent observatory built-in. Expect a great night, whether you're sleeping or not.
Our world-class research centre includes an impressive 10-metre observatory dome, laboratories, learning spaces and a 90-seat auditorium. A 5,700 sqft visitor centre includes further conference facilities, complemented by a 24-hour restaurant, bar and reception.
Sky Village BG won’t exist in isolation. We’re already building connections to partner observatories and universities around the World. Our partnership with the prestigious Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory, part of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, forms the beginning of a national and international science collaboration.
How do you build in a pristine, natural environment with near-zero light pollution? To achieve this, Sky Village BG sets new standards for environmental responsibility. Every building is designed to passivhaus energy standards, and more than 700 square metres of green roofs help our houses to blend with their surroundings whilst supporting the delicate ecosystem around them. We haven't just met design standards, we've created them.
The planning stage for Sky Village BG is nearly complete. To be part of bringing our vision to life, submit your details and join our growing panel of associate founders. We're particularly interested in forming partnerships within the astronomy industry, as well as with local and international suppliers, educators and enthusiasts. Register your interest now.
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