De Tour Village is a village in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 325 at the 2010 census. “Near-perfect darkness, yet still in civilization. Truly dark sites are only a few miles away once you get out of the village proper.”
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.