Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 26th January 2021 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm

Airdrie Observatory

Airdrie Library, Airdrie, ML6 0AG


Enjoy a warm welcome by astronomers from Airdrie Astronomical Association to this one of their regular November through to January Tuesday night public open evenings of the Airdrie Observatory.  

These events are ideal for beginners and anyone with an interest in astronomy -- the friendly and experienced volunteers proudly carrying on a long tradition of public engagement and teaching that dates back to when the observatory opened in 1896.

The event includes an astronomical presentation and observing through the observatory telescope, an impressive 6" Victorian refractor, which affords wonderful views of the planets and the moon.  

Attending is free of charge and there is no need to book in advance (unless you are in a big group). A great idea for an early evening out with family and friends -- and you'll be supporting a fantastic facility (and people) too!

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This online event is being organised by Airdrie Astronomical Association who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!


This event is free of charge with no booking required, however if you are attending with a large group please contact the observatory to let them know.

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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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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

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