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The summer lecture series at the Drake Municipal Observatory
will conclude on Friday, July 17, with a presentation titled “It Isn’t
The non-technical, illustrated presentation will discuss the
recent resurgence of lunar exploration by foreign countries, the U.S.’s plan to
return to the Moon and even plans to stay there.
The event will begin at 9 p.m. in the observatory at 4898
Observatory Road in Waveland Park on the west side of Des Moines. Parking is
available adjacent to the observatory.
Following the presentation by Charles Nelson or Herbert
Schwartz of Drake University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, the public
is invited 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.
The summer lecture series focuses on the moon — in
celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing on July
For more information, contact Drake’s Department of Physics
and Astronomy at 515-271-3141.