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Menke Observatory

The planet Saturn as seen from telescope at Menke Observatory
Image of the Moon from Menke Observatory.
Image of the surface of the Moon from Menke Observatory.
Menke Oberservatory.
Sign on approach to 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.

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