Scenic Highway 61 is located in Minnesota and runs along the coast of Lake Superior from Duluth to Minnesota. Only a few small town dot the shore, and parks such as Split Rock Lighthouse and George Crosby Manitou State Parks provide overnight camping. An EarthSky visitor says, “There is no light pollution and many places to pull off of Highway 61 the main road along Lake Superior that runs from Duluth to the border of Minnesota and Canada. All pull offs are off the road so it is safe and you can park for as long as you like to view the night sky.”
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.