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WNC’s Observatory launching ‘Astronomy Roundtable’ on Dec. 28

WNC Physics Professor and Observatory Director Dr. Thomas Herring will lead the first “Astronomy Roundtable” on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Jack C. Davis Observatory.

Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College is ending 2019 with something new.

Observatory Director Thomas Herring will moderate the first “Astronomy Roundtable” on Saturday, Dec 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The roundtable will include a community discussion of news, the latest trends, equipment developments and the science behind astronomy.


Much like the Saturday night Star Parties at the observatory, Thomas believes that the Astronomy Roundtable will bring together people with a love for astronomy.

“Bring your ideas and contribute to the discussion,” Herring said. “That’s the reason ideas behind the format … to connect people who are interested in astronomy.”

The observatory also hosts monthly free lectures from Mike Thomas and local scientists on Saturday nights. When lectures or special events aren’t scheduled, the observatory is open to the public from sundown to 11 p.m. At this time, the Western Nevada Astronomical Society hosts Star Parties.

The observatory is located at 2699 Vanpatten Drive in Carson City.

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