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Summer Observatory Presentations Conclude July 13

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CONTACT: Charles Nelson, 515-271-3034, charles.nelson@drake.edu;

Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

The summer series of Friday evening public presentations at the Drake Municipal Observatory concludes with an exploration of “How to Buy a Telescope You Will Use and Not Get Tired Of” at 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the observatory in Waveland Park on the west side of Des Moines.

The non-technical, illustrated presentation will be offered by Charles Nelson or Herbert Schwartz of Drake University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. It is followed by the opportunity to view several stellar objects through the large refracting telescope and several smaller reflecting telescopes. The program will be held regardless of the weather, although the selection for observation is subject to change due to sky conditions or other special circumstances.

Individuals, families and small groups are welcome to attend the presentations. A parent or responsible adult must accompany children.

For more information, contact Drake’s Department of Physics and Astronomy at 515-271-3141.