Coats Observatory

Paisley Museum, Paisley, PA1 2BA

Location description

Located within the complex of Paisley Museum the Coats Observatory is a stunning building housing a vast range of telescopes and is the oldest public observatory in the country. During the day a variety of planetarium shows are offered and by night visitors have the opportunity to look through their powerful telescopes. Entrance to the museum and observatory is free of charge!


Location event organiser

Coats Observatory 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

17/10/17
19:00
11°
4%
17/10/17
22:00
10°
8%
18/10/17
01:00
10°
10%
18/10/17
04:00
10°
9%
Weather forecast for Paisley (0.36 miles away) updated 17/10/17 at 00:00.

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

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Thursday 2nd November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Thursday 9th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Tuesday 14th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Thursday 16th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Tuesday 21st November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Thursday 23rd November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Tuesday 28th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Thursday 30th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Tuesday 5th December 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Thursday 7th December 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Thursday 14th December 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Tuesday 19th December 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Coats Observatory Winter Viewing Night

Thursday 21st December 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

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

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