Kids day out in Lake Afton Public ObservatoryTagged as outdoor, education
27000 S. 247th St. West
Goddard KS 67052
About Lake Afton Public Observatory
Young and old alike can share the excitement of the night sky at the Lake Afton Public Observatory. Through the Observatory’s 16-inch telescope you can view such wonders as the giant planet Saturn and its rings, the Moon with its craters and mountains, glowing clouds of gas, star clusters with thousands of stars, and distant galaxies many times bigger than our own Milky Way. After touring the universe, you can explore the Observatory's museum area with its interactive astronomy exhibits. The Observatory is located about 20 miles west, southwest of downtown Wichita, Kansas. On these Web pages you will find descriptions and schedules for our public programs, selected astronomical images, and a whole lot more. When visiting Wichita, make sure you put this unique attraction on your list of things to do.