About the Telescope

The observatory contains an eight and a half inch refracting telescope which was built in 1894 and donated by Francis Marion Drake, the namesake of Drake University.

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University News
July 28, 2016
The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the US Attorney’s Offices for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa will co-host a community forum on Aug. 2 to discuss prescription pain killers, opioid abuse, and the nation’s heroin epidemic.
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