Corella Dam is located between Mount Isa and Cloncurry in Australia. Clem Walton Park near the dam is a free spot for camping and the skies are rated Bortle class 1. This spot of green in the dry outback was originally dammed for a nearby uranium mine that is no longer in operation. No toilets, drinking water or power are available.
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.