Big story events like this always get a huge turnout at Lake Afton Public Observatory, but we weren't sure what to expect, considering it was a cold Sunday night.

Despite the bitter chill, nearly 300 people came out to visit, view and learn, and we couldn't be happier about that!

If you're curious about the next viewable eclipses, this website is a super-helpful resource:

The next total lunar eclipse (blood moon) visible in Wichita will be March 13, 2025, but the real show-stoppers are going to be two back-to-back solar eclipses happening on October 14, 2023, and April 8, 2024, both of which won't quite be a full covering of the sun from the Wichita area, but with a short drive you can experience that amazing sight.

Thanks again to all our supporters for coming out, and come see us again soon!

Photos courtesy Brent Newton