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Exhibition celebrates pioneering astronomer

Laksamana College of Business (LCB) hosted an exhibition commemorating the milestones in the life and contributions of pioneering astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

The event celebrated Nicolaus Copernicus’ multiple anniversaries: the 550th anniversary of his birth, the 480th anniversary of his death, the release of his opus magnum On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres and the 510th anniversary of the origin of the heliocentric theory.

Acting Surveyor General at the Ministry of Development Nor Liza binti Haji Mohamed Daud, the guest of honour, unveiled the exhibition.

The ceremony featured speeches from Honorary Consul of Poland in Brunei Darussalam and Director of Academic Studies/Operations of LCB Bogusia Mischke.

Ambassador of Poland to Brunei Darussalam Krzysztof Dobrowolski also shared insights into the significance of Copernicus’ legacy.

Visitors at the exhibition. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI

“The best way to build partnership that is strong and reliable across the globe and ASEAN is through mutual cooperation and mutual respect,” he said.

“Poland and Brunei are very young partners. Our diplomatic relations started in 1996,” the envoy said, nothing the potential cooperation in the fields of tourism and education between the two countries.

The event also saw the reading of Polish poem Discovery by Wisława Szymborska presented by Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College student Dayangku Nur Nadhirah binti Pengiran Haji Shaifulrizal.

Guests toured the exhibition accompanied by Polish songs performed by Magdalena Wojtaszek and pianist Marieta del Mar.

The night concluded with a Polish dinner prepared by celebrity chefs Marcin Budynek, Mariusz Olechno and Kamil Babkowski at The Culinary School Restaurant with the assistance of culinary students. – James Kon

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