Glacier still has an inky-dark zenith, though light domes from surrounding towns are starting to show up on the horizons. The mountains also generate lots of clouds, especially winter and spring. By mid-summer there is usually a thin haze of forest fire smoke, often drifting down from British Columbia. In spite of all this, Glacier is still a great place for stargazing when the conditions cooperate!
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.