EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd for January 21, 2016. Deborah explains how to pick out the five planets in a starry sky before dawn. Plus, she explains just what it was that astronomers announced this week, regarding the discovery of a 9th major planet in our solar system.
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Host: Deborah Byrd
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Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.