Vanderbilt Museum is located on Long Island overlooking Northport Bay. Vanderbilt Museum has both mansion tours and museum exhibits, and it’s home to both Vanderbilt Observatory and the Reichert Planetarium. The museum has year-round viewings of the night sky in Centerport on Fridays from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Planetarium shows are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The observatory has both day and nighttime telescopes; check their schedule for events. Viewings are always weather permitting.
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.