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Jack C. Davis Observatory

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Address: 2201 W College Pkwy, Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV 89703-7316
Phone Number: 775-445-3240

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Telescope viewing club monthly.

Very nice Observatory connected with Western Nevada College, (WNC). Above the college and Carson City on the slope of the Carson Range.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carson City, Nevada
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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice Observatory connected with Western Nevada College, (WNC). Above the college and Carson City on the slope of the Carson Range.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We have attended the Saturday night lectures several times and have always enjoyed them. They are fascinating and fun!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We hiked up to the observatory from the college and it was a great little walk (you could drive as well). It was a great diversion from work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

We went to this observatory during our vacation in Nevada. they have free astronomy lectures in addition to star gazing every saturday (the lecture is at 730pm and star gazing led by volunteers after that weather permitting). The volunteers are a wealth of knowledge and the lecture is done by a college professor. All these volunteers bring telescopes and show... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2015

Jack C. Davis Observatory is at Western Nevada College at Carson City. The facility has three telescopes. There are free star gazing parties here as well as free lectures and other events. There are also tours of the facilities. The Planetary Walkway connects the main campus with the observatory. This is a nice place to walk as there are good... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

it is open to the public on Saturday nights. The astronomy professor and club members love sharing the telescopes and talking about the cosmos. Their enthusiasm and vast knowledge is infectious.

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Minden, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

This place is great for a small town observatory. There's a very active star-gazing community in Carson City and the college hosts a regular weekly speaker at the observatory. The lectures are interactive and very interesting and, usually, pertinent to some current event. Kudos!

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