Debra Ceravolo in British Columbia, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), made this movie of all her most beautiful photos of the sky for the year 2020. Her intention was to show that – with all the bad that this year has brought for many – it has been a beautiful year astronomy-wise, with many great sky events.
Thank you, Debra, for this reminder that, even when things around us on Earth seem bleak or scary or sad, the sky above unfolds each day with unending beauties.
Events included in this video include:
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.