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“Amazing visit to Coats Observatory”
Review of Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory
Ranked #7 of 30 things to do in Paisley
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing visit to Coats Observatory”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Visited Coats Observatory on a raining and stormy November night. It was an event organised by local Geocachers. The observatory is a charming old building with an amazing planetarium. The host explained the sky with lots of interesting facts and humour. Great to see somebody that enjoys their job so much. The tour is great as well. Definately worth a visit!! We will be back to so it again on a clear night

Visited November 2013
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Paisley Attraction”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Wee gem in the town centre, I really like this place.
Great on a dark night and boasts its own planetarium if the sky is too cloudy to see put big telescope.
Worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

It's like an adventure. Even though cloudy night they projected and described stars - very informative. Can't wait to go on clear night!

Visited February 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Excellent 1 hour tour; do it! History and technology - ace. Entry thru museum, also do tues and thurs evening stargazing in the evenings; brilliant.

Visited August 2013
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“planetarium shows and solar viewing”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

you get a tour round the observatory, with the guide happy to answer questions and let you linger on things you find interesting.
the planetarium show was excellent, very interesting and descriptive of what happens in the night sky.
they also have solar viewings held in the observatory gardens, it's well worth a go. all is free so ideal for that day with not much on.

Visited July 2013
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