“BLM land mainly used for overnight camping and dirt biking and ATV activities in sand dunes during the day. $6 to use the site (pay in an honor system box). Free if less than 30 minutes. Parking lot is near bathrooms. Milky Way is easily visible from here with very little light pollution (from SLC, Wendover, and nearby cars driving by). Note that it is very windy in this area as it is essentially exposed desert.”
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.