The front entrance to the Jack C. Davis Observatory
The front entrance to the Jack C. Davis Observatory

The Jack C. Davis Observatory is open to the public and provides a research-level facility for WNC students and the community. The observatory is located at 2699 Van Patten Avenue on the northern end of the Carson City Campus.

Wishing on a Star . . .

The Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College in Carson City is a premier place in northern Nevada to get "up close and personal" with the moon, stars and planets. With both interior and exterior telescopes, and perched on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Davis Observatory is the place to be for astronomical happenings, planetary walks, and informative classes that keep students, scientists and the community on the edge of the latest technological advances.

. . . . Dreams Can Come True

It took the vision of WNC faculty, the work of community volunteers, and the generous donations of individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations to create the Jack C. Davis Observatory. Named for the founding president of Western Nevada College, the Davis Observatory's First Light on May 15, 2003, featured a lecture by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, and visits by hundreds of well-wishers.

Recent News
Latest News
October 3, 2014 Free Lectures, Science Demonstrations and Sky Viewing
Free Lectures, Science Demonstrations and Sky Viewing
May 30, 2014 Observatory Receives Telescope Donation
February 26, 2014 Observatory Director to Speak
Antarctica Lecture at Nev. State Museum
For additional information, please contact:
Thomas Herring
Phone: 775-445-4277 ext. 4277
Jack C. Davis Observatory
Western Nevada College
Jack C. Davis Observatory
2699 Van Patten Drive
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3311

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