Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion is located on Tybee Beach just 18 miles (29 km) east of downtown Savannah, Georgia. Also known as Tybee Beach Pier, the pier is free and open to the public until 11 pm. The pavilion can be rented for weddings or other special events. The beach looks southeast over the darkened Atlantic Ocean. An EarthSky visitor says, “Tybee Island Pier is such an awesome place to stargaze because there’s not a lot of lighting in the area. At night, the sky is more visible than most areas here.”
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.