The observation area at top of Fort Mountain is a particularly good place. “On Highway 52 east, from Chatsworth, Georgia or west from Ellijay, Georgia on top of 3,000-foot Fort Mountain, the highway has a parking area overlook that you can see Chatsworth and surrounding area. You’re above the haze of the local ground level and most of the west, north and east is clear for viewing. If you need a more southern view, about a 1/2 mile west of this area is a smaller one that you can see west, southwest to south.”
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.