From the website: “One of the largest urban development projects in Germany is the Phoenix See. On the area of the former blast furnace and steel plant site of ThyssenKrupp newly formed and developed a new recreational area. The new lake invites for walking, jogging, cycling or skating … on the shores of the lake are high-end residential units, commercial offices, a floating stage with a marina and a promenade with restaurants.” A stargazer said in 2016: “All soil excavated to create the lake has been piled up to a nice hill which can now be used to gaze at a beautiful sunset and the stars, of course. There are no trees blocking your view. It is accessible even for wheelchairs. On a usual evening chances are you will be completely alone.”
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.