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Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory

Paisley Museum, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BA

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!

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Events nearby

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  • Ayrshire Astronomical Society meeting

    Monday 22nd August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Kyle Academy, Ayr, KA7 3LR (27.6 miles away)

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  • Clydesdale Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 1st September 2022 from 19:30pm to Friday 30th June 2023 21:30pm

    Bankhall - Forth, Forth, ML11 8BX (29.3 miles away)

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  • Stirling Astronomical Society lecture meeting

    Friday 9th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Stirling, FK8 2RQ (26.6 miles away)

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  • Falkirk Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 14th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Old Peoples' Welfare Hall, Falkirk, FK2 9PS (28.4 miles away)

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  • The Astronomical Society of Glasgow monthly lecture

    Thursday 15th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ (7.3 miles away)

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