Beach access points in Cape Canaveral, Florida are classic spots for watching rocket launches. We received this recommendation for a stargazing location as well, so we’re assuming nighttime outdoor lighting is not overwhelming here. Some of the other beach access points in Cape Canaveral, which we’ve linked to, might be worth checking out as well. “What better way to watch the shower than on a blanket on the beach?”
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded 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.