Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory

About Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE
03003001210
Coats Observatory Website
Follow RenArtsMuseums on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

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.

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for Coats Observatory are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at Coats Observatory

Related Links

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!
Read more

More Days Out in Renfrewshire

Snow Factor

Snow Factor

Soar at intu Braehead Kings Inch Road, Renfrew PA4 8XQ

We are Scotland's only indoor ski resort. With guaranteed perfect conditions all year round, we're the perfect place to hit the slope whatever the weather...
Read more

XSite Braehead

XSite Braehead

XSite Braehead Kings Inch Road, Renfrew PA4 8XQ

Xsite at Braehead is Scotland's premier entertainment destination with real snow slopes, bars and restaurants, a cinema, retailers, family attractions and extreme activities all under one roof!
Read more

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF

RSPB Lochwinnoch is the best place in the west of Scotland for family fun, wild days out and discovering nature with an excellent RSPB shop, nature centre and visitor trails.
Read more

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS

The Paisley Thread Mill Museum in Mile End Mill is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage.
Read more

Pandamonium Soft Play Centre

Pandamonium Soft Play Centre

35 Kilpatrick Drive, Erskine PA8 7AP

Pandamonium Play Centre in Erskine includes a state of the art play area for over 4’s with a large frame with drop slide, multi-lane slide, go karts, sports area, trampolines and a bouncy castle!
Read more

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!
Read more

Braehead Shopping Centre

Braehead Shopping Centre

intu Braehead Kings Inch Road, Renfrew G51 4BN

Braehead Shopping Centre is Scotland's leading shopping and entertainment destination with over one million square feet of retail and leisure facilities!
Read more

Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate , Langbank PA14 6TJ

Finlaystone Country Estate is an established visitor attraction managed by the family of the Chief of the Clan MacMillan.
Read more

Gleniffer Braes Country Park

Gleniffer Braes Country Park

Gleniffer Braes Country Park Glenfield Road, Paisley PA2 8TE

Whatever the season there is always something for visitors of all ages to enjoy at Gleniffer Braes Country Park - woodland walks, wonderful views, peace...
Read more

Muirshiel Country Park

Muirshiel Country Park

Muirshiel Country Park Calder Glen Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4LB

Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park gives easy access to 'great walking in hen harrier countryside' in what was once an impressive Victorian shooting estate!
Read more

All Days Out listings in Renfrewshire

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Paisley Farmers Market
Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Paisley Town Centre on the second and last Saturdays of each month!
A Search For Hidden History In Paisley
Darkside History and Tours and Walking Tours on Wheels present a wee wander around School Wynd and Oakshaw in search of the hidden historical events of this area!
Renfrewshire Leisure Summer Activity Camps
Renfrewshire Leisure's summer activity camps are back with a mixture of fun indoor and outdoor sporting activities, arts & crafts, games, and so much more!
PACE Summer Fest!
Jam-packed with unique and varied creative performance experiences for ages 3-21, PACE is excited to present their Summer Fest 2021!
Erskine Riverside Market
You'll find range of fresh produce, unique gifts & street food and more at Erskine Riverside Market on the last Sunday of each month!

Popular Venues

Beacon Arts Centre Braehead Arena Johnstone Town Hall Paisley Arts Centre The Bungalow Paisley