Western Nevada Collegeâ€™s Jack C. Davis Observatory is getting ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and to do it in a big way. A wide range of science related events will be offered on the Carson City campus in May for students, alumni, and the general public, all free to the community.
The festivities will begin with a space science lecture on Friday, May 3, by Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck, who has been a researcher on the Cassini Probe to Saturn and Saturnâ€™s moons.
On Tuesday-Wednesday, May 7-8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., WNC science professors and students will present demonstrations in science disciplines in the Bristlecone Building main lobby.
On Thursday-Friday, May 9-10, WNC will invite several elementary/middle school classes to the college to tour the observatory and get hands-on experience exploring space science.
To cap off the week, the Carson City campus Main Art Gallery will show a special Jack C. Davis 10-Year Anniversary collection of large format astro images. The metal plated artwork was created by John Dykes with cosmic ray detectors and telescopes.
The exhibit will also feature the stories of several WNC astronomy student alumni who have been successful in the science world since their years at Western Nevada College.