About Us

Kingsland Observatory (KO) operates two modern facilities in astronomical research in Kingsland, County Roscommon, Ireland and the new observational research facilities at Monte de la Animas, Valdepeñas de Jaén, Spain. KO is a research observatory with a history of astronomical innovation and discovery dating back over 40 years, supports a small team of scientists who work on a range of topics, carrying out research in Solar System studies. In particular, surveys and occultations of the Edgeworth Kuiper belt objects, and a search for a Planet X, based on a twin Sun hypothesis and photometry of minor planets. We have a wide range of expertise in the development of instrumentation and alternative approaches the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

Our Vision

To be innovativors, striving to solve some mysteries of the Universe.

Our Deliverables:

  • To explore the unknown Universe and provide new insight into astronomy.
  • To make our research outcomes widely known to society and pass on our dreams to future generations.
  • To mentor next-generation researchers for their role on the world-stage.

Photo taken of Galaxy NGC 2841 with the 0.9m telescope

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