St. Keverne, a small village on the Lizard Peninsula, 111 miles (177 km) southwest of Exeter, U.K. is just a few miles from the most southerly point of the U.K. mainland. “We have dark skies, but often cloudy ones, as we suffer from the Atlantic sea mist. The area seems to have a micro-climate, which is often different from Helston just 10 miles away. We are less than a mile from the eastern coast of the peninsula with good clear views to all points of the compass. There is with very little light pollution.”
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.