Navarre Beach is located on the Gulf of Mexico on the far western end of the Florida panhandle. Gulf Islands National Seashore surrounds Navarre Beach, drawing people in with its white sand beaches. A fishing pier, Marine Science Station and the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park serve as entertainment while you’re waiting for night to fall. Visitors stay in campgrounds in the national seashore or condos on Navarre Beach. An EarthSky contributor noted the sky from the beach is “dark over the ocean, with no artificial light interference.”
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.