About EarthSky

Deborah Byrd
Deborah Byrd in observer’s cage Palomar 200-inch. :-)

Hi, I’m Deborah Byrd … I’m Editor-in-Chief of this website and your geeky sister and friend. 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 tiny 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 and co-created by you. We hope it’s a place you’ll meet others like yourself.

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You might know us from the award-winning science radio show EarthSky: A Clear Voice for Science, which ran from 1991-2013.
Our award-winning science radio show EarthSky: A Clear Voice for Science ran from 1991-2013.
Bruce McClure is EarthSky's lead sky writer. He spends his time over on our Tonight page, mostly.
Bruce McClure is EarthSky’s Lead Sky Writer. If you ask an astronomy question on our site, it’s likely to be Bruce that answers it. He spends his time over on our Tonight page.
Eleanor Imster is EarthSky's lead editor. Her degree is in philosophy, and she's a musician, but she also helps craft the stories you enjoy most.
Eleanor Imster is EarthSky’s Lead Editor. Her degree is in philosophy, and she’s a musician, and she helps bring you the great mix of EarthSky science stories you enjoy.

Today, EarthSky.org’s mission centers on publishing the high-quality digital media you find here at this website, for people seeking scientifically accurate and compelling information about the Earth, outer space and the human world. And we provide daily updates on the night sky.

We’re dedicated to increasing science literacy, and to getting people excited about science!

How are we doing? We’re proud to say this science website has an Alexa ranking below 25,000, meaning that – according to the Alexa measuring tool – it ranks among the top 25,000 websites in the world.

EarthSky.org has a Quantcast ranking of 5,000, meaning it ranks among the top 5,000 websites in the U.S.

EarthSky.org has a coveted Google page rank of 7, indicating among other things its accuracy and reliability, and placing it high in web searches.

David Callejas is EarthSky's Marketing Director. He manages our online ads and our store, and we love him.
David Callejas is EarthSky’s Marketing Director. He manages our online ads and our store. Dude, we literally could not do it without you.
Joni Hall is EarthSky's Financial Manager. She's the wind beneath our wings.
Joni Hall is EarthSky’s Financial Manager. She’s the wind beneath our wings.

Among science educators, EarthSky has been a pioneer in social media as well, particularly on Facebook and Twitter (@earthskyscience).

EarthSky Facebook now has more than 1,000,000 community members, with an extremely high “talking about this page” ranking typically at about 25%. In contrast, most science organizations receive a “talking about” ranking of 10% or less.

Meanwhile, EarthSky Twitter has over 100,000 followers.

Now we need you. We need your help to keep this website going. Please donate to EarthSky. Or make a purchase from our store. Or just click an ad whenever you visit.

Check out the awesome infographic below. It takes you along on our decades-long journey, through the life of our organization. Credit: Cody Garcia

Art thanks to Cody Garcia

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