The Cranbrook Insititute of Science is a natural history museum that features a planetarium and observatory, located 25 miles (41 km) northwest of Detroit. Interactive exhibits, a world-class collection of objects and artifacts, special events, lecture and educational programs, and changing exhibitions offer something for every member of the family. Admission is open to the public daily and even offers free entry to qualifying guests.
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.