According to the founder of the festival and astronomer Zafer Emecan, the main reasons selected Olympos is a fairly distant location from the artificial lighting and convenience: “This place has the best conditions for observation in the whole region, and really corresponds to the world class. In addition, there are many camping spots that can accommodate the participants”, – Amecan said. The astronomer stressed that the participants of the festival could observe planets, galaxies and nebulae with the help of professional telescopes. In addition, the event was organized trainings and press conferences with the participation of world-famous astronomers. “The goal of the Festival was to reach a new level and achieve international standards”, –  Zafer said.