Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory, in Wilmington, Delaware, is a nonprofit organization observatory focused on astronomy education. The general public and private members are invited to visit on Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. for Public Nights. Programs include interactive lectures on astronomy, planetarium programs, and the opportunity to view the planets, moon and other objects through its telescope, weather permitting. Please note that admission is by reservation only, and that public attendance is limited to adults and students of 5th Grade and above. For reservations, please visit online or call 302-654-6407 Monday – Friday, between 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
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.