Pleasant View Community Park is located in the city of Pleasant View 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Nashville off I-24. The park is a popular spot for football, soccer and other sports and has walking and nature trails. A shelter with picnic tables and restrooms is also on site. An EarthSky member recalls one memorable observing day: “The Pleasant View Community Park consists of 32 acres of farmland which was a prime viewing location for the 2017 Eclipse. People came from as far as the UK and Australia.”
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.