Southeast Selected as Dark Sky Site

Southeast Selected as Dark Sky Site

The Department of Chemistry and Physics has been selected as the Dark Sky Site for the Missouri Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association’s research. A “Sky Quality Meter” was recently installed on the roof of Rhodes Hall. Taking part in the research conducted at Truman State University through the association, the goal is to use the collected data to raise awareness about light pollution. In the future, physics students at Southeast and other participating institutions will have access to the data collected by the meters for additional research.

The project is really about human light pollution, measuring it and seeing how it affects the sky. Our students will be comparing and contrasting and keeping track of how things go over time.
– Dr. Michael Cobb, Retired Professor of Physics

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