Open fields, seen from top of Parmenter Hill. “Look for white barn and pull off side of road. Miles of view! We’ve watched fireworks in Augusta and Waterville at the same time from this point and spend lots of time viewing night sky here. No light pollution at all!”
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.