Welcome to WNAS Astronomy!

The Western Nevada Astronomical Society (WNAS) is an amateur astronomer group located in Carson City, Nevada. WNAS is the operating group of the Jack C. Davis Observatory, an open to the public observatory which holds weekly star parties.

Come See the Stars

The Jack C. Davis Observatory is open every Saturday night (weather permitting), with lectures on the cosmos, open telescopes, and tours of the facilities. There is no fee to participate in these events. Come and enjoy the cosmos with us!

Astro Kids


*** Children's Activites ***

Kids's science experiments and astronomy activities take place on the first Saturday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Jack C. Davis Observatory.

Science Demonstrations


We will also have science demonstrations on the third Saturday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Observatory.

Upcoming Star Party Lectures


*** Lecture Times ***

********* New Fall Hours *********
Lectures start at 6:30 PM
Observatory doors open 30 minutes before lectures begin.

Saturday, October 4:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, October 11:
Slide-show lecture "The Moon" by Mike Thomas

Saturday, October 18:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, October 25:
Slide-show lecture "Galileo" by Mike Thomas

Saturday, November 1:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, November 8:
Slide-show lecture "Space Images" by Mike Thomas

Saturday, November 15:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, November 22:
Slide-show lecture "Isaac Newton" by Mike Thomas

Saturday, November 29:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, December 6:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, December 13:
Slide-show lecture "Comets" by Mike Thomas

Saturday, December 20:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, December 27:
Slide-show lecture "Leonardo da Vinci" by Mike Thomas