Field Trips and Events

Star Parties on the Carson River

4th Friday of every month
Starting one hour after sunset

The Nature Conservancy's River Fork Ranch
381 Genoa Lane
Minden, NV 89423


Please join us the fourth Friday of each month as expert volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Nevada turn their telescopes to the night sky and bring the wonders of the universe to the Carson Valley. Star Gazing begins just after twilight and is dependent on cloud cover. Star Gazing is free and suitable for all ages.

Star Gazing event tips: When you arrive, please turn off your headlights as soon as it is safe to do so. You are welcome to bring a flashlight but please put a red lens cover on it. White flashlights and vehicle headlights can be blinding to visitors looking through telescopes.