Airdrie Observatory

Airdrie Library, Airdrie, ML6 0AG

Location description

Situated atop the Airdrie Library buildings the dome that houses the Airdrie Observatory is home to an impressive 6" Victorian refracting telescope. The observatory is run by Airdrie Astronomical Society who open the observatory to the public throughout the winter months (November through January), for astronomical events throughout the year and for groups wishing to visit by prior arrangement.

Location event organiser

Airdrie Astronomical Association organises stargazing events at this location.


Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 26 events with the last one being on 29th January 2019 organised by Airdrie Astronomical Association.


When to visit

The best time to visit Airdrie Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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