| There has been an Observatory
associated with Glasgow University since 1757, and we presently
occupy two sites. The main observatory ('Acre Road') is close to
the Garscube Estate on the outskirts of the city. Our outstation
the big 20-inch Grubb
Parsons telescope) is located further out again, at a darker
site in the Kilpatrick Hills.
The Acre Road Observatory comprises teaching labs, a workshop and the main dome housing a 16-inch Dall–Kirkham telescope.
solar dome, presently housing the 14-inch Meade, a transit house
containing the transit telescope. We also have several other
portable telescopes of 10-inches and less, imaging devices and
several radio instruments, mostly using Ettus software defined radio
backends and GNURadio processing pipelines: a 3-m dish tuned to the
21-cm hydrogen line, a 408-MHz pulsar telescope monitoring PSR
B0329+54, a Callisto system monitoring the Sun and a 3-cm moonbounce
system (under development).
There is a small planetarium beneath the