One writer called this area “an epitome of beauty, serenity and wilderness.” Others have called it “a real Shangri-La.” It’s a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan, in extreme northern Pakistan. “One of the best places to view Milky Way and millions of stars is Hunza in the Himalayas. The area is free from pollution both light and smoke.”
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.