IDA Missouri Operating Zones
IDA Missouri Operating Zones

Welcome to the Missouri Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association ("IDA Missouri"). If you are interested in learning how light pollution impacts our daily lives in Missouri, you have come to the right place.    

IDA Missouri Chapter was launched in October 2018 as an official chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association. We are a very active chapter as you will see by reviewing this website. Importantly, our chapter uses operating "zones" to make sure that our activities represent all regions of Missouri, not just one city.  In line with this thinking, we recruit board members and volunteers for each zone, and deploy resources into each zone such as sky quality meters to measure sky brightness.

To learn more about our chapter activities and goals for 2021, please download our most recent annual report:  Download Annual Report.  

Please let your friends and colleagues know about our chapter and encourage them to connect with us on social media.  If you would like to help us, please visit the "Get Involved" section of our website.  There are many ways to contribute.  

To contact me, please visit the Contact menu area of website.  I would love to hear from you!

Don Ficken, Chair
International Dark Sky Association - Missouri Chapter