Mike Thomas will take attendees back in time during his free May presentations at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.
On Friday, May 10, Thomas will talk about “The Crusades,” when Christians and Muslims repeatedly waged religious wars over the Holy Land from 1096 to 1291.
On the following night, Saturday, May 11, Thomas’ presentation will cover “Cavemen,” the beloved Stone Age characters who roamed the Earth in pre-historic times.
Both lectures are free and begin at 7:30 p.m.; doors to the observatory open at 7 p.m.
The observatory is open to the public from sundown to 11 p.m. on Saturday nights for Star Parties. The Western Nevada Astronomical Society hosts these Star Parties, bringing together people with an interest in astronomy. Newcomers are welcome.
The observatory is located at 2699 Van Patten Drive in Carson City.