Stankowski Field will shut off lights to darken skies

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | 7:44 p.m. CST; updated 10:49 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 9, 2008

COLUMBIA — Just a few miles outside Columbia city limits, an amateur stargazer can see the Ring nebula using just a pair of binoculars. Astronomers using the telescope in MU's Laws Observatory have a bit more trouble.