Miracle Beach Provincial Park is a popular family campground in the Comox valley on Vancouver Island. It has a large day-use area and a lovely network of trails winding through lush forest. A broad sandy beach on the ocean is the main attraction, and it has a large picnic area overlooking the water. A member of the EarthSky community says: “The provincial park day-use areas are great for viewing the night sky, it is a wide beach so you can get out from under the trees and see so much. Very little light pollution, unlike the other beaches nearby. The parking lot closes at dusk, so you’ll have to walk in.”
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.