Committee meeting Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Gerald Brandvold has taken on the task of Historian. He is looking
for pictures of the ground-breaking and the Observatory during
construction. If you have any pictures to share, please contact him
WNAS Members are into astrophotography! Click here
to see some of their work.
Free Public Stargazing!! The Observatory will be
open on Saturday evenings for public stargazing from dusk to 10
p.m. Click here for directions.
There are three clocks on the wall in the Observatory -- Local Time,
Universal Time and Sidereal Time. Click here
for more information about time.
The Astronomical Society of Nevada (ASN) is holding its 3rd annual
Death Valley Star Party on March 19-21. If you are interested in
attending, please visit the ASN site for the details http://www.astronomynv.org/dvsp/index.htm
A draft of the WNAS Bylaws has been uploaded for
members to review.
New links have been added. Click here
to see the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Do you have a GPS? A geocache was placed along the Walkway
of the Planets in December and it already has been found by over a
dozen people. Go to www.geocaching.com
and search for the Desert Stars cache.
International Dark-Sky Association
"... To preserve the beauty of the nighttime environment
and to restore our heritage of the dark sky through quality outdoor
We have many new sources of light pollution near us -- the
future freeway and the new hospital are just two examples. Learn more
about light pollution at the IDA website www.darksky.org
and consider becoming a member. For more information about local issues,
click here for the
Northern Nevada IDA Chapter.
Welcome to the Western Nevada Astronomical Society
website. We are an observing group affiliated with Western Nevada
Community College and the Jack
C. Davis Observatory, located in Carson City, Nevada. The WNAS was
established in November, 2001, with the purpose of education, social functions
and service to the astronomical community. To learn more about us, click
on Calendar of Events and be our guest at a