Wapsi River Environmental Education Center : Menke Observatory
The Observatory is host to many public star gazing events each year including the Eastern Iowa Star Party and is available for educational programs and will be open to the public on special occasions. The observatory houses three telescopes and a classroom. St. Ambrose University conducts astronomy classes at the facility.
If you are interested in setting up an observatory program, contact the Wapsi River Center.
Menke Observatory Amenities: Restrooms, WaterWapsi River Environmental Education Center Sites: Bends to Beaches Water Trail • Eagle View Eco Center • Eagle View Eco Center Assembly Room • Elm Campsite • Kestrel Cabin • Menke Observatory • Osprey Aquatic Lab • Outdoor Amphitheater • Owl's Nest Dormitory • Pine Ring • Redtail Lodge • Shooting Range • Teams Course • Vincent Campsite