Cairngorms National Park is located between Inverness and Aberdeen in Scotland. Here, in the UK’s largest national park, visitors can hike hundreds of trails across mountains, through the moorlands and peatlands to forests and wetlands. This park in the Scottish Highlands is home to 4 of the 5 highest mountains in the UK. An EarthSky visitor boasted of the night sky that there is “very little pollution and no light pollution.”
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.