SQM Installations in Missouri

A program to measure sky brightness in Missouri.

One-Year Loaner Installation Site:


  • Organization:  S&T Astronomical Society, Rolla, MO
  • Site Manager:  Abigail Nitchman, President
  • Website: www.mst.edu
  • Missouri County: Phelps County
  • Approved Date: October 1, 2019
  • Installation Date:  October 25, 2019
  • IDA Missouri Zone: Zone 3
  • SQM Location: 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.