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Artefacts Spotlight – Science Collection

Once Paisley Museum reopens in 2024, visitors will have the chance to discover the Coats Observatory and Transit House, as the buildings will be fully integrated into the museum campus for the first time in its history.

The Observatory will combine a range of immersive experiences and displays presenting astronomy equipment used by Astrologists from the late 19th century. The  following highlights will be on display for visitors to enjoy:

A black and white photograph of the transit telescope and side reel clock.
A black and white photograph of the transit telescope and side reel clock.
Spectroscope, Adam Hilger
Alt-Az Telescope, Troughton & Simms used to record times of stars passing across a defined meridian.
Alt-Az Telescope, made by Troughton & Simms of London
Mechanical model of the Solar System (orrery)

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