Manistee National Forest is situated on the west side of the peninsula of Michigan. Amid varied and scenic terrain, the park features an extensive amount of campsites, hiking trails, water sports and more. Manistee National Forest combined with Huron National Forest for administrative purposes and they are often found mentioned together on websites, but they are two separate locations. A stargazer told EarthSky the following about Manistee: “Very few if any sources of light pollution. Excellent viewing when the sky is clear.”
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.