In southern Utah, Bryce Canyon has the largest collection of hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) in the world. “Virtually no light pollution. Elevation (on the main road through the park) ranges from 8,000 to 9,000 feet, so air quality is great, making for unusually good seeing. Among the best dark-sky sites I’ve been to.”
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.