Free lecture about Galileo planned Western Nevada College |

Free lecture about Galileo planned Western Nevada College

Although Galileo Galilei has been dead for 375 years, the Italian astronomer’s discoveries and philosophies are still impacting people worldwide.

Learn more about the “Great Astronomer” during a Mike Thomas free lecture on Saturday at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory, 2699 Van Patten Drive, Carson City.

Thomas’ presentation on a principal participant in the 17th century science revolution will begin at 7:30 p.m. He’ll lecture about the triumphs and tragedies of Galileo.

Thomas has provided lectures at the observatory for more than a decade.

On Saturday nights when lectures aren’t scheduled, the observatory is open to the public from sundown to 11 p.m. At this time, the Western Nevada Astronomical Society hosts Star Parties, bringing together people with an interest in astronomy.

The lectures and Star Parties are free and open to the public.