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 05/12/2023
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.
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.
Tue 5th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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