Welcome to the Van Allen Observatory website. The University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy maintains these pages as a guide to the Van Allen Observatory (VAO) located on the roof of Van Allen Hall in downtown Iowa City.
View of Phillips, Van Allen, Biology Buildings via Drone Sept 2021


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Science Serenade (and Snacks)

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 11:00am to 1:00pm
Join us outside (weather permitting) in front of the Sciences Library along Iowa Ave on Tuesday, December 12 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm of Final Exams Week for scientific-themed songs, treats, and beverages. All are welcome! • Listen or join in on science songs such as Deck the Labs, The Twelve Days of Biology, and Frosty the Photon! • Enjoy cookies and warm apple cider while supplies last.