Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area encompasses more than 24,000 acres (nearly 10,000 hectares) of wilderness area in Morgan County, Tennessee, 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Knoxville. It’s named for a 3,324-foot (1,013 m) peak in the Cumberland Mountains, the top of which is often shrouded in ice or snow in the winter months. A stargazer gave EarthSky the following description: “Country skies. Very little light pollution. Park sometimes offers amateur astronomy programs.” Another person considers this place “one of East Tennessee’s best kept secrets.”
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.