Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm

Airdrie Observatory
Airdrie Library, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ML6 0AG

Enjoy a warm welcome by astronomers from the 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 interested in astronomy — the friendly and experienced volunteers proudly carry on a long tradition of public engagement and teaching dating 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 lovely views of the planets and the moon.

Attending is free, and there is no need to book in advance (unless you are in a big group). It is an excellent idea for an early evening out with family and friends — and you’ll be supporting a fantastic facility (and people), too!

The observatory is also open for group visits – please get in touch with them to reserve your night!

Please note that this has already taken place on 28/11/2023

Event organiser

Airdrie Astronomical Association

Airdrie Astronomical Association is organising this event

Please contact Airdrie Astronomical Association directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

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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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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