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

12/07/20
19:00
17°
12%
12/07/20
22:00
14°
56%
13/07/20
01:00
13°
63%
13/07/20
04:00
14°
85%
Weather forecast for Airdrie (0.84 miles away) updated 12/07/20 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

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

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 10th November 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 17th November 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 24th November 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 1st December 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 8th December 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 15th December 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 22nd December 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 29th December 2020 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 5th January 2021 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 12th January 2021 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 19th January 2021 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Airdrie Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 26th January 2021 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

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

Add to favourites

To add this location to your favourites and receive optional stargazing event notifications simply login or register.

Telescopes for beginners

Thinking of purchasing a telescope!? See our guide as to which telescopes we recommend for beginners.

Register to receive stargazing event notifications