Lake Afton Public Observatory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of providing astronomy education to the public.

We rely solely on admissions and donations to continue providing this unique educational opportunity.

If you would like to donate or discuss sponsorship, please contact us at

Kansas Astronomical Observers

The front-facing side of the effort has members of the Kansas Astronomical Observers meeting with the County Commissioners and Wichita State University. This group often uses the Observatory for meetings and shares their telescopes and their knowledge with Observatory visitors.

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Open Wichita

On the digital side, we're members of Open Wichita. Open Wichita is an initiative to bring the benefits of open data and civic hacking to Wichita. We believe our volunteers can bring a level of innovation, creativity, and technological know-how that the Observatory needs.

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Special Thanks
Andrew Stephens
Logos, branding and design
Phil Graves
Keller Williams Realty
Matthew Wiseman
Scream Printing
Michael Neth
Open Wichita
Matt Wiesemann
Jon Kline