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

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University News
July 15, 2014
Three Drake alumnae were honored in the Des Moines Business Record’s 2014 Women of Influence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a difference in their community.
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