DarkSky Publications

Reports and guidance issued by IDA


State of the Science 2023

This important report condenses the current scientific consensus on how artificial light affects seven key topics: the night sky; wildlife and ecology; human health; public safety; energy use and climate change; social justice; and a discussion of the emerging threat from light pollution caused by objects orbiting the Earth. Where gaps exist in our knowledge, we highlight them as targets of future research."


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.