Drake Municipal Observatory

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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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March 29, 2018
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A&S News
March 19, 2018
A new exhibition in Cowles Library examines the life and work of Jay N. “Ding” Darling, two-time Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist and environmental conservationist.