Our Work

IDA Missouri is actively engaged in programs throughout Missouri to measure, curb, and even reduce light pollution.

IDSP Designations

A team of volunteers works with parks and communities across Missouri to explore achieving IDSP designations. 

Measuring Sky Brightness

Sky brightness measurements are being taken across Missouri to better understand the growth of light pollution.

Turning Off Lights to Save Birds

Our chapter spearheads a multi-state collaboration to turn off building lights to reduce bird mortality during spring and fall migration.

Virtual Reality Film

Our chapter partnered with the Gateway Arch National Park and VR filmmaker Bentley Ousley to create a film explaining the Bortle scale.

Citizen Science

Our chapter partnered with SciStarter.org to create a "dark sky" citizen science program for libraries and schools.

Talks/Public Outreach

Our chapter participates in dozens of events each year including talks, festivals, and more. 

Our Mission

The mission of DarkSky Missouri is to raise awareness about light pollution issues in Missouri, promote quality outdoor lighting, protect our natural environment and our beautiful night sky, and educate the public how reducing light pollution can lower energy costs.