5 Observatory Curators
5 Observatory Curators

5 past curators from Airdrie Observatory

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Gavin in the Observatory
Gavin in the Observatory

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The dome
The dome

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5 Observatory Curators
5 Observatory Curators

5 past curators from Airdrie Observatory

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Come and Join us - Visitors Welcome!

Friday Night Meetings

 

We meet on Friday evenings in New Wellwynd Parish Church, Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG.

 

FRIDAY EVENING AGENDA: 

7:30 - 8:00pm - Space News by one of the News Team 
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Tea Break
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Main Talk 

Observing the Night Sky

 

Airdrie Observatory is a fully-functioning and unique facility, and AAA are delighted to manage the facility on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council.  It is a great place to visit for all types of groups, societies and clubs and we use it throughout the year. Our dedicated Curators can provide advice, hints and tips on all manner of space-related questions. Whether you are a complete beginner or have an existing interest in astronomy, a visit to the Observatory can be a fascinating and rewarding experience.

What's on

Dates for Upcoming Meetings:
♦ 2nd September 

♦ 16th September 

♦ 30th September 
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**Initially we are planning a phased return for our meetings and will be meeting every two weeks. **

**September Talks**

Date:

Speaker:

Subject:

Fri 2nd Sep

Robert Law

Former curator of Airdrie Observatory

Apollo 16

Fri 16th Sep

Jim Paterson

Engineer and Lighting Consultant

The Mustard Seed that grew into an Observatory.

 

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As our next scheduled meeting falls within the official mourning period for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as a mark of respect, there will be no meeting tonight. 

Fri 30th Sep

Dr Alexander Scholz

Director of St Andrews University Observatory and Reader

Hunting Outbursting Young Stars (HOYS)

 

 

Winter Observing Sessions 

Our Winter Observing Sessions were cancelled the past two winters due to covid restrictions. We hope to have observing nights restarting in winter 2022/2023 if restrictions allow. Watch this space for developments.


If you would like to visit us or bring your group to our historic Observatory and use our Telescope to observe the night sky click on the button below for more Information!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN AAA?

Our Friday night meetings are a great opportunity to meet like minded people with an interest in astronomy and spaceflight. Enjoy the weekly space news and a range of guest speakers who are experts in their subjects. We also offer the opportunity for members to give presentations on subjects that interest them. You don't need to be a member to come along.

New members are always very welcome so come along, join in and meet like minded people.

We meet at New Wellwynd Parish Church, Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG.


FRIDAY EVENING AGENDA: 
7:30 - 8:00pm - Space News 
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Tea Break
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Main Talk

Become an AAA Member

Becoming a member is easy, simply pick up a membership form at any of our weekly meetings.

Benefits of becoming a member include• borrowing books and equipment• opportunity to participate in observing the night sky• access to Airdrie observatory outside library opening hours and many more!

 

Fees are as follows:

Full Member (Waged / Working) : £15 per annum

Full Member (Unwaged / retired) : £10 per annum

Junior Members (Under 18) : £5 per annum

Family Membership : £25 per annum (Up to 2 Adults and all children under the age of 18)

 

We ask for a donation towards the room hire of £1.00 from members, £2.00 for visitors, children under 18 are free. We supply tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits for the tea break- 50p

“Fantastic time – thanks for your warm hospitality and enthusiasm!.”

"I was hugely impressed with both your meeting (the Space News section was fantastic!) and with the fabulous observatory"

 

Dr Nicolas Labrosse, Glasgow University

Dr. David McKee, Strathclyde University

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