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Friday Night Meetings


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



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 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.

What's on

Friday 24th January


 Roy Bryce
"Planet of the Month - Earth"


Roy has given talks before showing how Mars and Venus have rock formations very like those on Earth and boldly stated that these features prove that flowing water once existed on those planets.

This talk is about how we have come to the conclusion that rock formations like this require the presence of water and other processes to be created. He will do this by giving a history of Geology and the many Scottish geologists who played a huge part in our current understanding of how Earth came to be the way it is. Pretty landscape pictures will be included!

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!

“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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Gavin in the Observatory