Airdrie Observatory

Airdrie Library, Airdrie, ML6 0AG

Location description

Situated atop the Airdrie Library buildings the dome that houses the Airdrie Observatory is home to an impressive 6" Victorian refracting telescope. The observatory is run by Airdrie Astronomical Society who open the observatory to the public throughout the winter months (November through January), for astronomical events throughout the year and for groups wishing to visit by prior arrangement.


Location event organiser

Airdrie Astronomical Association organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/10/17
19:00
12°
52%
23/10/17
22:00
11°
7%
24/10/17
01:00
10°
2%
24/10/17
04:00
5%
Weather forecast for Airdrie (0.84 miles away) updated 23/10/17 at 16:03.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Forthcoming events at this location

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 14th November 2017 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 21st November 2017 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 28th November 2017 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 5th December 2017 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 19th December 2017 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 9th January 2018 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 16th January 2018 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Airdrie Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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