Located on the top of Talcott Mountain in Avon, CT, we command a breathtaking view of 5,000 square miles, which reaches beyond the borders of the state. We are able to survey the geography and geology, observe the weather and have an unobstructed view of the celestial sphere.
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.