World Meteorological Day, Slovakia
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World Meteorological Day, Slovakia

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March 23 - World Meteorological Day. Open Day at the workplace the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHI). On a visit to the resort SHI Banská Bystrica.

23.marec – Svetový meteorologický deň. Deň otvorených dverí na pracoviskách Slovenského hydrometeorologického ústavu. Na návšteve v stredisku SHMÚ Banská Bystrica.

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A: Zelená ulica

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B: Banská Bystrica, Havranské.

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C: Banská Bystrica, nad Tulskou / Above Ther Tulska Street.

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E: DesMod In School

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F: Astra

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G: Detské ihrisko

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H: Hotel Dixon In Banska Bystrica.

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Hotel Dixon In Banska Bystrica.

I: Banská Bystrica - Congress Hotel Dixon

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J: Úrad priemyselného vlastníctva

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Text by Steve Smith.

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