A “mad scientist” that surely hasn’t been forgotten in Northern Nevada and the “Great Cathedrals” are Mike Thomas’ September topics at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.
Thomas will talk about “Nikola Tesla” on Saturday, Sept. 14, a night after delivering a presentation on the world’s “Great Cathedrals.”
Both talks are free and begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tesla, a rival of Thomas Edison late in the 19th century, invented alternating current, and his research work triggered significant advances in lasers, X-rays, robotics, radar, lighting and wireless communication.
Tesla’s humanitarian efforts to make the world a better place for people through his research work and inventions weren’t forgotten when Elon Musk named his electric car company “Tesla.”
Don’t miss Thomas’ Friday, Sept. 13 talk on what the “Great Cathedrals” are through his eyes.
Saturday nights at the observatory — located at 2699 Vanpatten Drive in Carson City — provide the public a chance to enjoy the stars. These free star parties begin at sundown and last to 11 p.m. The star parties are hosted by Western Nevada Astronomical Society, bringing together people with an interest in astronomy. Newcomers are always welcome.