Voyage in footsteps of geologist Ignacy Domeyko

Inspired by the life and work of a Polish geologist, Ignacy Domeyko, Polish students have embarked on a voyage around the globe.

Ignacy Domeyko (1802-1889) was a Polish geologist, mineralogist and educator who emigrated to Chile after the fall of the Polish November 1930 Uprising against Czarist Russia.

During his 50 years in Chile, Domeyko made major contributions to the study of that country's geography, geology and mineralogy. He became a professor and a long-standing rector of the University of Chile.

The trip to South America is the third part of a seven-phase project, which aims to visit over 30 cities in 10 countries on 4 continents.

During this leg of the journey, the students will travel over 5,000 kilometers across Chile to commemorate the renowned scientists, promote Poland, and screen a full-length documentary “The Treasure of Domeyko”, which they have been making over the past three years. The film follows two students during their travels around Poland, Lithuania, France and Chile and tells the story of the life and times of Ignacy Domeyko.