If you look out on a clear, rural Kansas night, you can see the Milky Way, and the Dippers. Orion's Belt. Cassiopeia. You can see a couple of planets. Satellites loping low along the horizon. Meteors. There's a completely different canvas outdoors in rural Kansas, if one looks up in the night.
On my Eastern Seaboard Runaround, most of my flights were in the dark: before dawn or after dusk.
Both scopes are tremendously hypnotizing. I hope both venues appreciate that.