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
May 20, 2015
Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduate Student of the Year awards ceremony at West End Architectural Salvage on May 7, 2015. The college recognized four graduate students and one faculty member at the event.
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