The Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus is a tourist attraction operated by the Three Rivers Foundation, about 142 miles (229 km) northeast of Lubbock, Texas. Home to telescopes, observatories, as well as indoor and outdoor classroom space, the small observatory provides visitors with programs covering topics ranging from astronomy to environmental and Earth science – solar viewing, hiking, telescope viewing, photography, and star parties are just to name a few. Please note that while camping is allowed, all day and overnight visits are by reservation only. For more information, please visit online or call 940-684-1670.
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.