Paisley’s famous Coats Observatory has upped sticks and moved 250 metres along the street – according to Google Maps.
The online mapping service has moved the landmark observatory from Oakshaw Street West to the top of West Brae where the unmistakable John Neilson Institution sits.
The blunder could cause confusion for visitors – especially those from overseas – when they come to town for a spot of stargazing.
Oakshaw resident John Wilby said: “Unfortunately, Google Maps shows the John Neilson Institution as the observatory.
“I have reported the mistake, on two occasions, to Google and I have told Renfrewshire Council.”
Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats.
Designed by Glasgow architect John Honeyman, it opened in 1883 and has been welcoming everyone with an interest in astronomy ever since.
The observatory also has a planetarium, which gives visitors a tour of the night sky without having to leave the comfort of their chair.
It is one of Paisley’s most famous landmarks but that didn’t stop the boffins from Google misplacing it.
However, Google Maps has still been seen as more reliable than the recently-launched Apple Maps which managed to misplace world-famous landmarks such as the Washington Monument as well as completely wiping out the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Last week, the Express reported how stargazers have been flocking to Coats Observatory to explore the night sky, thanks to popular BBC TV show Stargazing LIVE.
Millions of viewers tune in to watch Professor Brian Cox explain the wonders of the universe.
And interest in the show, which aired last week, has led to visitor numbers doubling.
John Pressly, observatory officer and curator of science at Paisley Museum, told the Express: “When the show is on TV, we certainly see a marked improvement.
“It all gets into the public psyche and our visiting figures can double.”
Winter viewing evenings take place at the observatory from 6.30pm until 9pm every Tuesday and Thursday, until March 28. Last entry is at 8.45pm.
Mr Wilby, who is Paisley West and Central Community Council’s chairman added: “I’m glad the observatory is enjoying the support it deserves.
“Naturally, we are happy to re-direct the many visitors.
“In the meantime our efforts, and those of council officials, have so far been unsuccessful in getting Google Maps to make the correction.”
A spokesman for Renfrewshire Council, which owns the observatory building, said: “The observatory is a very popular attraction for both people living in Paisley and international visitors.
“It is disappointing that the wrong building is highlighted on Google Maps and we will be contacting Google as soon as possible to have this corrected.”