Dang it Dale!
In Iowa, United States
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Welcome to the "Dang it Dale!" Cache!
In cooperation with the Linn County Conservation Department, the CAA broke ground for an observatory at Palisades-Dows Preserve in 1987.
In addition to the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center facility, which was completed in 2008, the observatory features two other buildings on the grounds that house permanently mounted telescopes.
The domed building, which was the original structure on the grounds, houses a 1970s-era Celestron classical cassegrain telescope with a 16-inch mirror.
This rare telescope was generously donated by The University of Iowa through the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Across the sidewalk from the 16-inch telescope is a wooden building with a roll-off roof that houses a refracting telescope with a 6-inch lens and several portable telescopes.
Electricity is supplied to all buildings and an illuminated walkway leads from the parking lot to the buildings and observing pads (also supplied with electrical power.)
While everyone is welcome to visit the observatory for scheduled events, membership in the CAA entitles individuals to use of the facilities and society equipment.
This Cache was placed on 25 February 2012 when Borky00 (& Daughter), teambecks, cc8c4, biscuitt bunch, bucknuts & The Weasel headed over to find "The Siege!"
We wondered what to name this Cache and decided to call it “Dang it Dale!"
As always, be careful, good luck and have fun!
Winter / Snow Rating: Difficulty: Terrain: (1 is easiest, 5 is hardest)
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Last Updated: on 4/22/2014 11:45:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:45 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum