Morgan County Observatory is located on the grounds of Greenwood Elementary School in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The observatory is currently only open to private events. The telescope onsite is a 16-inch Cassegrain-Newtonian that was built for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1967. After it was decommissioned in 1993, it was moved to the school where it’s now housed.
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.