The Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO)

The Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO)

The northernmost aurora observatory in the world is an optical observatory located at the archipelago Svalbard 1000 km north of mainland Norway (78o N 16o E).

Here more than 25 optical instruments as well as other non-optical instruments, are employed for research on the middle- and upper atmosphere.

KHO was opened in 2008 and includes the following instrumentation: Meridian Scanning Photometer, DSLR all sky camera, spectrometers, all sky imagers.

Contact person: Professor Fred Sigernes