Kansas Astronomical Observers

About Us

The Kansas Astronomical Observers is an organization which actively pursues the aesthetic and intellectual enjoyment of astronomy though observing, study and the free exchange of information.

The KAO shall endeavor to expand the appreciation of, and participation in, amateur astronomy, by providing observing experiences to the public.

KAO is based in Wichita, Kansas but has members in many states outside of Kansas. We welcome anyone from anywhere that has a passion for the night sky!

Recent Reports

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Aug 06

Viewing Mars at the Winfield Winery

We had 6 club members and 6 telescopes available for 46 visitors to view all the naked eye planets including Mars. What a plesent surprise, they were expecting 14 guests...

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Jul 29

Opposition of Mars

Even with the threat of storms in the forecast, we headed out to our observing site. The clouds stayed away so we could share with the public all the visible...

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Jul 22

Astro Fest 2018

This was a great event out at the Lake Afton Public Observatory. There had to be around 500 guests. We had lots of activities set up for the visitors to...

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Location:Wichita, KS
United States of America (the)

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