Lily Pond Vista of White Mountain National Forest is located in central New Hampshire, 78 miles (125 km) north of Concord. A gravel strip by the side of the Kancamagus Highway provides the only parking. Moose can often be seen at the pond. An EarthSky visitor describes Lily Pond Vista as “very dark sky, relatively low horizon, nice foreground pond (water/ice).”
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.