Southwest of Cody, Wyoming. “The sky is crystal clear here. There’s only a little light pollution to the east (Cody), and to the west, north and south is the huge Yellowstone regional area. It’s very sparsely populated. One night, I felt for a split second I was walking into space. It just took my breath away.”
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.