Castlewellan Forest Park is located in Castlewellan, Northern Ireland. It covers 450 hectares of land lying north of the Mourne Mountains. “Dark skies and very little light pollution. Also, the local lake – when it’s clear – is like a mirror and reflects. Peace and quiet. Backdrop to the Mourne Mountains, scenery and views. People, campsites and bike trails. A mini-adventure.”
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.