Spencer Hot Springs, known for its dependability, is a popular natural hot spring despite its relatively remote location off Highway 50 (“The Loneliest Road in America”). Soaking in a hot spring is arguably one of the more comfortable stargazing positions around, although the region around may be better for telescope portability. An EarthSky friend describes the area as “A flat expanse in the desert, with mountains in the very far distance. 360-degree views of 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.