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Aliens in Movies Lecture at Observatory on Dec. 9

Posted: November 30, 2017

Everyone has a favorite alien movie. Whether it’s Alien, Star Wars, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Independence Day, Men in Black or Predator, extraterrestrials certainly have long captivated movie lovers.

Mike Thomas will take a look at the evolution of aliens depicted in movies during his Aliens in the Movies lecture on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College in Carson City.

The free lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Thomas gives science and history lectures in Northern Nevada. He and his wife, Eleanor, travel extensively, giving him the opportunity to research his topics and bring insightful richness to his history and science presentations.

On Saturday nights when lectures aren’t scheduled, the observatory is open to the public from dusk to 11 p.m. Better known as Star Parties, these gatherings enable the Western Nevada Astronomical Society to convene people with an interest in astronomy.

The lectures and Star Parties are free and open to the public.

Note that the observatory will not be open if there is snow on roadways.

The observatory is located at 2699 Van Patten Drive in Carson City.