Dr. Thomas Herring

( Western Nevada College )


(775) 445-4277
  • Institution:Western Nevada College
  • Departments: Physics And Astronomy, Liberal Arts, Jack C Davis Observatory
  • Research Fields: Double Star Astrometry, Photometric Measurements
  • Disciplines: Astronomy, Physical Sciences, Physics
  • Locations:Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Lyon County, Storey County


I have mentored students from middle schoolers through undergraduates in studying a wide array of physical phenomena. I have also helped faculty at two year colleges adjust to the unique environments for teaching and scholarship.


As director of the Jack C Davis Observatory I engage in a variety of astrometric and photometric measurements. Recently I have focused on double star astrometry. I also have experience in developing Arduino based sensor suites for high altitude ballooning through the NV Space Grant CoP group at WNC.