Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the Public Nights last?
Public nights are held on Friday evenings and last between an hour and an hour and a half.

Where is the Drake Municipal Observatory located?
The observatory is located on the grounds of the Waveland Park golf course. 

How do I get there?


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Where can I park?
Parking is available next to the Observatory

Are the Public Nights family-friendly?
Individuals, families and small groups are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult responsible for them.

What if I have other questions?
Call the Physics/Astronomy department at 515-271-3141

University News
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.
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