SQM Installations in Missouri

A program to measure sky brightness in Missouri.

One-Year Loaner Installation Site

Installation Details:

George Saum, Ph.D.
George Saum, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Mineral Area College
  • Organization:  Mineral Area College in Parks Hill, Missouri
  • Site Manager: George Saum, Ph.D.
  • Website: www.mineralarea.edu
  • Missouri County:  St. Francois County
  • Approved Date: October 1, 2019
  • Installation Date:  October 23, 2019
  • IDA Missouri Zone: Zone 3
  • SQM Location: Building rooftop
  • Status:  Active

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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.