Withrow Spring State Park is situated in the Ozark Mountains, 30 miles (48 km) east of Fayetteville, and is home to natural springs and the rare Ozark trillium flower. The 786 acres (3.2 square km) park features campsites, hiking trails, fishing, canoe rentals,. The Astronomical Society of Northwest Arkansas “regularly hosts star parties for the public”, as reported by an EarthSky reader.
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.