About WNAS

Western Nevada Astronomical Society, created in 2002 by amateur astronomers, is an observing group affiliated with Western Nevada College and Jack C. Davis Observatory. The Society is dedicated to supporting the astronomical community through education, social functions, and service. WNAS is central to the operation of the program and facilities at the observatory. Occasionally, members will hold seminars and special events, so please check the events page for more information on future events.

Jack C. Davis Observatory

Nestled 5,030 feet above sea level in the Carson City area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Jack C. Davis observatory offers a beautiful vista of the city below and the sky above. The observatory houses three large computerized telescopes as well as a myriad of smaller telescopes that the public is welcome to use during star parties.


The observatory offers a research level facility to members of WNAS, students, and the public. It is located at 2699 Van Patten Avenue just west of the Western Nevada College campus.

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