A lot of good places to stargaze in the Adirondacks. Lots of high hills and mountain tops in the area to hike and climb during the day and spend the night looking skyward. According to the Dark Site finder map, this area rates very highly as well. “As far as U.S. Northeast locations go, you can’t really get any better combination of nature and stars. West of Saranac and Long Lake are good places to start.”
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.