Based in the Netherlands, our international team of mechanical, electronic, optical and software engineers share passion for astronomy, science and technology.
We offer several in-house products for amateur and professional astronomers as well as manufacture large telescope systems for universities and observatories.
Industrialized countries are usually too light-polluted for any serious work with a telescope. Additionally, frequent poor weather can mean a telescope is idle more often than it is used. The solution has always been to put telescopes on dark sites, where there is little civilization and particularly favorable weather conditions. Our robotic telescope project is a way to give astronomers access to superior equipment in superior locations.
Our ambition is install four 1 meter telescopes around the world, two in the northern hemisphere and two in the southern hemisphere, deployed in phases starting from a location in Western Europe with at least 250 clear days per year. Organizations or individuals will be able rent the installation for a set period of time, e.g., by the hour, and it will be possible to control the telescope from anywhere in the world via a remote portal. The estimated service life of each installation is at least 30 years.