Welcome to Kingsland Observatory!

Kingsland Observatory operates a modern observatory for astronomical observations and research in Kingsland, County Roscommon, Republic of Ireland. KO is a research observatory with a history of astronomical innovation and discovery dating back over 40 years. Set in a remote area with lack of light pollution, supports a small team of scientists who work on a range of topics, carrying out research in Solar System studies. In particular, surveys of the Edgeworth Kuiper belt, a search for a Planet X, a twin Sun and photometry of minor planets. We have a wide range of expertise in the development of instrumentation and alternative approaches to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

We are currently developing its new Observatorio Kingsland facilities at Monte De Las Animas in Spain. The observatory will be located within the Sierra Sur de Jaen Starlight reserve. These facilities will provide the opportunity for astronomers, students and educators to remotely access a range of research grade robotic telescopes. The robotic telescopes range in size from 0.6m to 0.9m. Each can be accessed for using a high resolution Echelle spectrograph, polarimeter, CCD narrow band imager, CCD photometry and high speed photometry.