Fruska Gora is Serbia’s oldest national park, located on a mountain in the northern part of the country. Fruska Gora National Park is home to fossils, vineyards, and 16 medieval monasteries. An organization in Serbia called Carpe Noctem is trying to preserve the night sky in the country by organizing astrohikes in the mountains and an eco-festival called Star Triathlon. An EarthSky user describes Fruksa Gora as follows: “Because of its night silence and lack of action, the sky is dark and wide. A big quantity of constellations can be noticed above you.”
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.