About Kingsland Observatory

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 o ccultations 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.

The new Observatorio Kingsland 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.
For more information on the facilities and instrumentation please visit www.kingslandobservatory.com