Learn More about ‘The Alamo,’ ‘Isaac Newton’ on Nov. 19-20 at WNC’s Observatory

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Learning doesn’t stop on Friday afternoon at Western Nevada College.
Northern Nevada lecturer Mike Thomas makes sure of that!
The community is invited to attend Thomas’ free presentations on “The Alamo” and “Sir Isaac Newton” this weekend at WNC’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.
On Friday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m., Thomas will talk about the 1836 Texas Revolution and more precisely “The Alamo.” The Alamo has come to mean “courageous commitment to cause.” Learn more about this hallowed ground where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
Thomas will shift from history to science on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. when he discusses one of the most influential scientists to date, “Isaac Newton.” The multi-talented Newton also was a mathematician, physicist, astronomer, author and theologian. But the story of the great scientist’s life is the tale of a man’s struggle with his own demons, while attempting to uncover the secrets of the universe.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for both presentations.
As a reminder, attendees of the free presentations must wear face coverings as mandated in WNC campus buildings.
Following Thomas’ presentation on “Isaac Newton,” the observatory is open for the weekly Star Party from sundown to 11 p.m. on Saturday nights. The Western Nevada Astronomical Society serves as the host for these parties, bringing together people with an interest in astronomy. Newcomers are always welcomed. The observatory is located at 2699 Vanpatten Drive in Carson City.
Note: Adverse weather conditions can cancel these presentations and Star Parties this time of the year.


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