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 1, 2016
Pyramid Theatre Company has cast Drake alumnus Tom Ahart, superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, for a guest role in its upcoming production of "A Raisin in the Sun."
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