The Department of Physics and Astronomy has new state-of-the-art collaborative undergraduate laboratories, a biophysics research laboratory, collaborative computer rooms and classrooms and powerful computers. It also operates the Drake Municipal Observatory where regular public nights and other events take place.

The new Biophysics and Advance Physics Laboratory at the Department opened January 30, 2013. This is a multi-functional research and instruction space with modern equipment and instructional media.

The department also manages and presents Public Nights at the Drake Municipal Observatory.


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October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.