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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Weather forecast for Paisley (0.4 miles away) updated 16/09/21 at 12:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.