A fascinating and colorful exhibition of space photography is on display at the Western Nevada College Main Art Gallery through Aug. 23.
The collection contains several dozen large photographs of Earth’s moon, planets in our Solar System and their moons, and colorful nebulae. A photograph of the observatory under the night sky, taken over a 40-minute duration, offers a fascinating look at the movement of stars in the night sky.
The 2-foot long images are the creations of John Dykes, a Western Nevada Astronomical Society Member and Jack C. Davis Observatory volunteer. His works are printed on thin metal plates that enhance the brilliant colors. Copies of the photographs may also be ordered with the proceeds to help support the observatory.
The gallery is located in the Bristlecone Building on the Carson City campus.
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.