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Airdrie Public Observatory

It is housed in Airdrie Public Library, having been installed there in 1896.

City Observatory

Situated on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, it is also known as the Calton Hill Observatory.

Coats Observatory, Paisley

Funded by Thomas Coats of the thread manufacturing dynasty, it opened in 1883 and was initially operated by the Paisley Philosophical Institution which was founded in 1808.

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Built in 1935, it is the only full-time public astronomical observatory in the UK.

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