The Mike Thomas Lecture Series resumes this weekend at the WNC’s Jack C. Davis Observatory | Carson City Nevada News

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Repeats every day until Sat May 21 2022 .

May 20, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

May 21, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

Your weekends simply wouldn’t have been the same without Mike Thomas’ monthly presentations at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.

That’s about to change as Thomas resumes his lecture series at the observatory in May.

To welcome back attendees to his lecture series, Thomas is planning presentations on “The Mountain Men” on Friday, May 20 and “Aliens in the Movies” on Saturday, May 21. Free talks start at 7:30 p.m.

For the openings, Thomas will tell the story of explorers, trappers and guides who traveled the West from 1810 to the 1880s, followed by how aliens were portrayed in films, including “Encounters of the Third Kind “, “Alien”, “Star Wars”, and more.

Thomas lectures on science and history in northern Nevada. He and his wife, Eleanor, travel extensively, which gives him the opportunity to research his subjects and bring insightful richness to his presentations on history and science.

On Saturday evenings, when lectures are not scheduled, the observatory is open to the public from dusk to 11 p.m. Better known as Star Parties, these gatherings allow the Western Nevada Astronomical Society to bring together people interested in astronomy. Conferences and Star Parties are free and open to the public.

The observatory is located at 2699 Vanpatten Drive in Carson City.

Angela C. Hale