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Lake Afton Park

Public Observatory

From the Fairmount Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Wichita State University

The Lake Afton Public Observatory offers programs to the general public on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year. In addition, school groups can reserve the observatory for programs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Wednesdays during the day.

The Observatory’s programs extend beyond its walls through portable editions of exhibits, instructional astronomy games, video tapes, and astronomy activities for use in the classroom. Public and school programs and special events are scheduled throughout the year. For a complete listing of events and programs taking place at the Observatory please check the Observatory's website at

To learn more about the Lake Afton Public Observatory and all it has to offer please visit their site at