The waning crescent moon has been sweeping past the sky’s brightest starlike object – the planet Venus – in the eastern predawn sky. They were closest on Friday morning – April 25, 2014 – but many caught them on Saturday, too. Click here for a chart and info about Saturday’s moon and Venus.
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.