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!

Total Lunar Eclipse from the Observatory April 14, 2014

We now have a video of the Lunar Eclipse recorded at the observatory. Thanks to Archie Redmond who put this together for us for his Senior Project at Carson High School. (please be patient with the download...the file is about 6 MB)

Total Lunar Eclipse April 14, 2014

Check out some of the first pictures of the Lunar Eclipse.

Upcoming Star Party Lectures


*** Lecture Times ***

Observatory doors open at 7:00 PM
Lectures begin at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 5:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, July 12:
Slide-show lecture "TBA" by Mike Thomas

Saturday, July 19:
Open House and Telescope Clinic. There will be no lecture. Doors open at Sunset.

Saturday, July 26:
Slide-show lecture "TBA" by Mike Thomas