Contact: Bradley Carlson

Vice President, Astronomical Society of Nevada


Astronomical Society of Nevada Will Celebrate Astronomy Day 2024 at Lazy 5 Regional Park, Sparks, NV with Free Public Activities

RENO/SPARKS, NV (May 13, 2024) – The Astronomical Society of Nevada (ASN) will celebrate Astronomy Day 2024 on Saturday, May 18, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM with a free event at Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV.  The public is invited to attend and learn about astronomy in northern Nevada and observing some of the darkest skies in the country.

Members of the Astronomical Society of Nevada (ASN) will have telescopes on display and will be available to answer questions and give short presentations on how to use them. Specialized solar telescopes will also be available for supervised safe viewing of details on the surface of the Sun.

In addition to Saturday's event, on Friday, May 17, 2024, the Astronomical Society of Nevada (ASN) will also host public observing stars, planets, and other celestial wonders at Sparks Marina.  Weather permitting, ASN members will be on hand from 8:00 to 10:00 PM with their telescopes on the east side of Sparks Marina Lake, on the peninsula off Howard Drive.

Astronomy Day is part of an international celebration hosted by local astronomy clubs providing interactive educational programs engaging the public in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science.  This free event is sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Nevada, an amateur astronomy club based in northern Nevada.

For additional information on this event contact Robbin Scholl, ASN Astronomy Day Coordinator at, or Bradley Carlson, ASN Vice President at 775-772-4777.

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Event Details:


Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Lazy 5 Regional Park – Sunset Pavilion

7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89436

Free event

THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF NEVADA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1934, dedicated to advancing scientific understanding, education, and enjoyment of amateur astronomy in Nevada.