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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.
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.
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.
|Latest News: Date||Title||Photo|
|May 30, 2014||Observatory Receives Telescope Donation|
|February 26, 2014||Observatory Director to Speak
Antarctica Lecture at Nev. State Museum
|September 26, 2013||AstroKids, TeleDOC Experiments on Tap|
|For additional information, please contact:|
Robert Collier, Director
|Jack C. Davis Observatory
Western Nevada College
Jack C. Davis Observatory
2699 Van Patten Drive
Carson City, NV 89703