“Creamer’s Field is a large open place to get away from city lights. But the good viewing is anywhere outside of town. Goldstream Valley and points north. Fairbanks is a small city, isolated in the region north of the Alaska Range, so getting to a sky viewing spot frequently means one’s yard. There is plenty of nighttime to stargaze in the winter months, good auroras, and of course the marvel of the midnight sun in the summer. It’s always great to see the planets return in August as darkness returns.”
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.