Home

Stacy Park - World's Fourth Urban Night Sky Place

IDA Missouri is pleased to announced that Stacy Park, located in the City of Olivette, Missouri, has been designated by IDA as the world's fourth Urban Night Sky Place. 

Learn more:


VR/360 film featuring the Gateway Arch National Park

IDA Missouri is pleased to announce a virtual reality/360 degree film entitled "Night Sky Heritage at the Gateway Arch National Park".


Urban Night Sky Place - Initial Inquiry

The "International Dark Sky Places" (IDSP) is an award-winning program founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks and protected areas around the world to preserve and protect dark sites through responsible lighting policies and public education.  

Are you a municipality or park and want to learn more about having your park internationally recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association? Or just want to take the first step by offering nighttime programs on light pollution to your park visitors?

Learn more


Missouri Municipal League Conference (September 26-29)

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

IDA Missouri secured an excellent booth location (#79) and spoke with nearly forty cities about how proper lighting can save the public money, increase safety, and reduce light trespass and glare. IDA Missouri also encouraged cities to certify their parks as an Urban Night Sky Place 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. 

Request a program


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".

Learn more