The Drake Municipal Observatory is honored to host a special guest, Astronaut Peggy Whitson, September 22 with a Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. and followed up by her presentation at 8:00 p.m. The Observatory is teaming up with Capital City Pride of Des Moines to make this event possible.

If you are interested to join any other event at the Observatory, check out the Fall 2023 schedule. Events take place Friday nights from Sept. 15–Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit: