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Observing the Night Sky
Airdrie Observatory is a fully-functioning and unique facility, and AAA are delighted to manage the facility on behalf of CultureNL. 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.
Friday 8th November
William Tennant - "Asteroids"
Join us tonight for a fantastic presentation by Curator, William Tennant, on Asteroids.
These enigmatic objects offer an insight into the formation of our solar system. We will find out about their discovery, history, how we are exploring them and what their presence in the solar system means for us on earth, now and in the future.
Winter Observing Sessions 2019/20
Our Winter Observing Sessions run on Tuesday nights throughout November, December and January.
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!
Transit of Mercury
The Observatory will be open for a 2 hour viewing session on Monday 11th November for the transit of Mercury. Join us in the Observatory from 12:00pm - 2:00pm and weather permitting* we will be able to view Mercury (as a small black dot!) passing directly in front of the sun.
Monday 11th November
12:00pm - 2:00pm
*Please note this event will be unable to go ahead in case of rain. Keep an eye on Facebook and website for updates on the day.
“Fantastic time – thanks for your warm hospitality and enthusiasm!.”
Dr Nicolas Labrosse, Glasgow University
"I was hugely impressed with both your meeting (the Space News section was fantastic!) and with the fabulous observatory"
Dr. David McKee, Strathclyde University
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