About EarthSky

Hi, I’m Deborah Byrd ... Editor-in-Chief of this website and your geeky sister and friend. I love the Earth, the sky, nature in general, the idea of our human future together, creativity and problem-solving, the evolution of media, kundalini yoga, and my family. You might know me from the award-winning, popular and effective radio series EarthSky: A Clear Voice for Science, which I founded in 1991 and which ultimately broadcast on thousands of radio stations in the U.S. and around the world. Today – as the small but awesome EarthSky team – we have a blast bringing you daily updates on your cosmos and world. We love your photos and welcome your news tips! This website is for you. We hope it’s a place you’ll meet others like yourself.

Deborah Byrd in 1978 at McDonald Observatory. Photo by Marsha Canright. EarthSky staff, circa 1992. Deborah Byrd, control panel, Palomar telescope. Deborah Byrd and Joel Block, circa 1985. EarthSky staff, circa 2010.