About EarthSky

Hi, I’m Deborah Byrd ... Editor-in-Chief of this website and your geeky sister and friend. You might know me from the award-winning radio series EarthSky: A Clear Voice for Science, which I founded and produced globally from 1991 to 2013. Today, the awesome EarthSky team has a blast bringing you daily updates on your cosmos and world, via this website. We love your photos and your news tips!

Meet Our Amazing Team

Deborah Byrd

Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded 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.

Joni Stewart

Chief Financial Officer
Joni Stewart, Chief Financial Officer and Partner. Joni ensures that deadlines are met, that excellence is the standard, and that fiscal responsibility is upheld in all EarthSky projects and products. Since 2008, she has worked with clients and sponsors, as well as outside accountants and auditors, to implement the most up-to-date and accurate production and financial tracking systems available for our company. She also assists independent financial reviewers, providing the information they need to judge that our systems are sound. In 2016, Joni became part-owner of one of the companies that oversees EarthSky online.

David Callejas

Marketing Director
David Callejas, Marketing Director, helps bring EarthSky's content to the world via online ads and other products. He creates strategies that help people around the world find us and appreciate the work we do. He helps manage the EarthSky Store and bring to you the new products that you love. He's the chief liaison between EarthSky.org and the world of commerce. All that, plus he helps post content and populate our pages on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Go David!

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.