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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News & Notices

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax the fishing regulations at Lake of the Hills, Railroad Lake, Lambach Lake and Bluegrass Lake at West Lake Park starting April 1st to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lakes’ water levels are lowered this summer. Anglers with a...
Posted: April 1, 2019
Glynns Creek Golf Course is scheduled to open for the season (weather permitting) Friday, March 22nd at 10:00am. For more information and Tee times, please call.
Posted: March 20, 2019
Scott County Park Pool is proud to be an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Provider. The Learn-to-Swim program is unique compared to other learn to swim programs. Classes are offered for children ages 3 years old and up. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in...
Posted: March 1, 2019