Large parking lot at a 24-hour food store. “Reasonably good viewing to the east, south, and west during astronomical twilight to nautical twilight times [in other words, before total darkness falls] but night viewing is hindered by parking lot light illumination. Viewing to the north is limited to 20-degrees above the horizon.”
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.