Dark Sky Volunteer Training - Fall 2021 (Registration Now Open)

The word is spreading in Missouri about the importance of recapturing the heritage of our dark skies!!  We believe that parks and communities in Missouri will want to expand their regular, public programs to include talks about light pollution's impact on nature. 

We need your help!

If you are an experienced presenter already familiar with nature, the Missouri Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association would like to offer you training so that you can learn how to deliver programs about light pollution's impact on nature.  With this training, you can, in turn, train park and communities to deliver such programs.  For volunteers who qualify, the four hour training will be held in two sessions using ZOOM technology, the first session in August and the second session in September.  Training is FREE and will be delivered by light pollution experts.

To learn more about this unique training opportunity, please click the link provided below.

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Missouri Municipal League Conference (September 26-29)

The Missouri Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association ("IDA Missouri") will be exhibiting at the 87th MML Annual Conference scheduled on September 26-29, 2021 at Union Station, St. Louis. The conference brings together nearly 700 municipal officials from across Missouri for training, networking and the latest tools for local government success.    

IDA Missouri has secured an excellent booth location (#79) and plans to talk with cities about how proper lighting can save the public money, increase safety, and reduce light trespass and glare. IDA Missouri also will encourage cities to certify their parks to be internationally recognized under IDA's under IDA "International Dark-Sky Places" Program.  

IDA Missouri would like to thank the Astronomical Society of Kansas City, the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri and the St. Louis Astronomical Society for providing the funding for IDA Missouri to exhibit at the MML conference.


Learn more about the conference at https://www.mocities.com/page/AnnConf

IDA Missouri Events during COVID-19

IDA Missouri is now providing webinars in lieu of in-person talks.  In response to COVID-19, in-person public talks have been suspended through at least May 11, 2020.  If you would a webinar delivered to your organization, please let us know, and we will try to accommodate your request. 

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Home Certification

Is your home nature, neighbor, and night sky friendly? You can find out in four easy steps. Follow our user-guide to certify your home and download a free dark sky friendly home certificate! Make your house "neighbor friendly".

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