Roquebrun is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. “Beautiful, ancient village, situated on the banks of the river Orbe in Herault, southern France. Three hundreds days of sunshine in the year. Warm at night in the summer. Many open spaces to view the sky. Plenty of places to stay. Good places to eat and drink. The people there are very friendly.”
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.