About Us

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.


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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