Konyaalti Beach lies on the edge of Antalya, Turkey, facing southeast on the Mediterranean Sea. The pebble beach is busy during the day, and visitors can watch the sunset behind the Beyda?lar? Mountains. While the beach is still under the light dome of the city of Antalya, the beach will get observers away from street lights and looking over the dark sea and Gulf of Antalya. An EarthSky visitor says, “Konyaalti Beach is a public beach. Especially at summer nights, the sky is clear and stars can be watched. I recommend to take a few beers with you to enjoy the warm beach, sea and the SKY !”
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.