Good for local volunteers for seeking to keep the Lake Afton Public Observatory open. The observatory is set to close later this month after Wichita State University decided it could no longer afford to operate it. But the Kansas Astronomical Observers group proposes to help raise funds for the observatory and organize volunteers to run it. About 30 people have already offered to help. There likely are some legal and financial hurdles to the idea, but it would be wonderful if it worked. – Phillip Brownlee
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