History

Kingsland Observatory was established in the year 2000 at it’s present location. The previous name was Dunowen Observatory located in Dublin back in 1974. It was here that research was based on variable stars and solar system studies. Some discoveries were made, but light pollution was hindering observational research. Due to light pollution of Dublin City, it was decided sell off the original 45cm telescope and dome and to relocate to north of County Dublin. Here a new Super Schmidt telescope was built and was used for variable star studies. Again the encroaching light pollution during the 1980s and 1990s meant relocating to the present location where the skies have a lack of light pollution.




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