Allegheny National Forest, in Pennsylvania’s northwestern corner, is the state’s only national forest. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, it has 463,000 forested acres, 42,000 non-forest acres, and 11,000 acres covered by water. Allegheny is open 24 hours a day to stargazers and visitors in general. There is a contact form here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/contactus/allegheny/about-forest/contactus. “Very little light pollution,” said an EarthSky friend about this location.
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.