Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory

About Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE
03003001210
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Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect John Honeyman, Coats Observatory opened in 1883 and has been welcoming everyone with an interest in astronomy ever since.

The observatory has recently installed a state-of-the-art digital planetarium, purchased from the Thomas Coats bequest, which allows visitors to enjoy the wonders of the night sky from the comfort of their own chair.

This new planetarium can project thousands of stars in an accurate representation of the night sky highlighting constellations and zooming in on objects too faint to be seen except through a powerful telescope. High resolution images of distant galaxies, nebulae and star clusters can now be viewed in incredible detail.

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